Ecology of Siganus punctatus
 
Main Ref. Woodland, D.J., 1990
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 Siganus punctatus may be found.
Remarks Fish of 20 cm SL & larger live more often in pairs. Pairing observed in fish as small as 15 cm SL; but may school with about 50 individuals; smaller schools (< 5) of very small juveniles have been seen. Common along face of drop-offs at the reef edges. Typically, it grows to a larger size than other siganids (Ref. 1419).

Substrate

Substrate
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Unsworth, R.K., L.M. Nordlund and L.C. Cullen-Unsworth, 2018

Associations

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Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
Feeding habit grazing on aquatic plants
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 2.77 0.08
Ref. Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose, 1984
From individual food items 2.00 0.00 Trophic level and s.e. inferred from exclusive plant/detritus food items.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 10.15.91
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.28.18
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