Ecology of Halichoeres leucurus
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1992
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 Halichoeres leucurus may be found.
Remarks Inhabits shallow lagoon and channel reefs, in coral-rich areas with sand patches to at least 15 m depth (Ref. 9710). Found in silty coastal reef slopes (Ref. 8631). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.


Substrate : silt;
Substrate Ref. Broad, G., 2003
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1992
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.50 0.37 Tentative trophic level derived from 1 + troph of a single food item
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 12.22.00
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 08.23.07
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.02.01
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