Ecology of Diploprion bifasciatum
 
Main Ref. Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Diploprion bifasciatum may be found.
Remarks Found mainly in coastal habitats in semi-silty conditions (Ref. 48635); also found near caves and crevices in rocky and coral reefs from a few meters to at least 100 m. A predator that feeds on surprisingly large prey, swallowed whole through its expandable jaws (Ref. 48635). Feeds mainly on fishes.

Substrate

Substrate Benthic; Soft Bottom: sand; silt; mud; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Shao, K.-T. and L.-S. Chen, 1992
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.98 0.65 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.20.00
Modified by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 05.08.18
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