Ecology of Caesio lunaris
 
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E., 1988
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 Caesio lunaris may be found.
Remarks Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). In the juvenile stage, it stays close to the reef & schools with other juvenile species of caesionids, commonly with C. cuning. Adult typically feeds further off the reef than other fusiliers; returning to the reef only at night to shelter (Ref. 402).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
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 Carpenter, K.E., 1988
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit ref Carpenter, K.E., 1988
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.40 0.45 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 10.22.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.27.08
Checked by Carpenter, Kent E. on 06.24.93
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