Ecology of Abudefduf vaigiensis
 
Main Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Remarks Inhabits the upper edge of outer reef slopes and inshore rocky reefs (Ref. 7247, 54301). Often hovers in small or large schools over the reefs (Ref. 6110). Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed (Ref. 12114, 12115). Often in midwater feeding aggregations (Ref. 9710, 90102) or swarming among rocks and coral ledges when tending nests (Ref. 90102). Feeds on zooplankton, benthic algae, and small invertebrates (Ref. 1602).

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 Abudefduf vaigiensis may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
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 2.57 0.40 2.59 0.35 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.24 0.41 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 Capuli, Estelita Emily on 02.11.19
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 11.09.01
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