Ecology of Lethrinus miniatus
Main Ref. Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Lethrinus miniatus may be found.
Remarks Found in coral reefs during the day where they feed occasionally in sand and rubble areas between coral heads. Usually form small schools (Ref. 2295). Selective feeders (Ref. 6059). In Australia, juveniles 2-3 cm long have been collected from shallow, shoreline seagrass beds near Townsville in November. They appear to live in shallow, inshore waters such as seagrass and mangrove areas, the fish moving into deeper water as they age (Ref. 27260, 28202). On the Great Barrier Reef, L. miniatus are frequent inhabitants of midshelf reefs to greater than 15 m, and shoals in inter-reef areas and frequently found on the outershelf and deep reef areas, 15-100 m. They can be found to 128 m on the Great Barrier Reef (Newman & Williams 1996).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.19 3.47 0.46 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Walker, M.H., 1978
From individual food items 3.77 0.58 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 06.25.93
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.04.18
Checked by Carpenter, Kent E. on 07.05.93
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