Ecology of Aluterus heudelotii
Main Ref. Fahay, M.P., 2007
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Aluterus heudelotii may be found.
Remarks Usually occurs in shallow water over sand or mud subtrates, typically associated with seagrass beds. Late larvae and juveniles commonly pelagic, often near Sargassum mats. Forages on a variety of plant, including algae and seagrasses, usually grazing off the bottom but sometimes also nibbling at the surface.


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Fahay, M.P., 2007
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref. Fahay, M.P., 2007


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Matsuura, K., 2003
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref Matsuura, K., 2003
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 07.27.15
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