Ecology of Cheilinus chlorourus
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Remarks Inhabits lagoon and coastal reefs, in areas with mixed sand, rubble, and coral (Ref. 9710). Occasionally in grassy areas. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates such as molluscs and crustaceans.

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Cheilinus chlorourus may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rubble;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.42 0.48
From individual food items 3.46 0.52 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.22.94
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 12.11.08
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