Ecology of Siganus corallinus
Main Ref. Woodland, D.J., 1990
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 Siganus corallinus may be found.
Remarks Smallest juveniles (up to 25 mm SL) live in schools of about 20, often in seagrass beds, feeding on 'aufwuchs' on fronds; at 50 mm SL they live in schools among branching corals in waters about 2 m deep, grazing on finer benthic algae (often form mixed feeding schools with siganids & scarids); at about 60 mm SL, pair bonds begin to form which are partly nomadic & may join large schools which migrate to feed in areas flooded by the tide; by 15 cm SL, pairs are sedentary, living among corals in deeper waters (about 6 m) such as lagoons & drop-off faces at edges of reefs, with coarser benthic algae as their diet. Feeding in crevices facilitated by slightly tubular snout (Ref. 1419). Also Ref. 58534.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Broad, G., 2003


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
Feeding habit ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items 2.46 0.23 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 09.13.91
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 09.04.07
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.09.01
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