Ecology of Thalassoma purpureum
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).

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 Thalassoma purpureum may be found.

Habitat

Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
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 picking parasites off a host (cleaner)
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 3.77 3.47 0.45 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.75 0.57 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1985
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 01.25.94
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 12.19.08
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