Ecology of Stegastes leucostictus
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
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 Stegastes leucostictus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in seagrass beds, coral or rocky reefs and sandy areas. Also found around mangrove shores and sponge beds; less common on flourishing coral reefs (Ref. 26938). Remains within 50 cm from the substrate. Adults feed on algae, polychaetes, amphipods, foraminiferans and gastropods (Ref. 5217); also other benthic and planktonic invertebrates and fish (Ref. 33). Juveniles feed on harpacticoid copepods, nemerteans and polychaetes (Ref. 9626). Territorial herbivore (Ref. 57616). Caught incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets (Ref. 5217).


Substrate : sand;: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., 1967
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.09 0.20 3.04 0.28 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Randall, J.E., 1967
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 04.07.95
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.04.18
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 07.17.01
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