Ecology of Arothron manilensis
 
Main Ref. Thollot, P., 1996
Remarks Occurs in estuaries, sheltered reef flats, and lagoons to a depth of more than 17 m. Common in seagrass beds and sandy areas; juveniles found among mangroves (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 Arothron manilensis may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Shao, K.-T., C.-P. Lin, L.-T. Ho and P.-L. Lin, 1990

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Thollot, P., 1996
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Thollot, P., 1996

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.83 3.40 0.37 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.50 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
Ref. Kulbicki, M., Y.-M. Bozec, P. Labrosse, Y. Letourneur, G. Mou-Tham and L. Wantiez, 2005
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.25.96
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.05.18
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