Ecology of Lythrypnus dalli
 
Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983
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 Lythrypnus dalli may be found.
Remarks Found usually in open rocky areas but retreats to crevices or holes or hides among spines of sea urchins when threatened. Territorial. Sits on exposed rock surfaces near a hole or crevice. Feeds mainly on small crustaceans. Female deposits oblong eggs in empty shells; male guards them. Often found with Lythrypnus zebra.

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.21 0.33 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.06.00
Modified by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.26.00
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