Ecology of Myripristis berndti
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
Remarks Inhabits caves and hides under ledges of subtidal reef flats, channels and margins to outer reef slopes (Ref. 9710). Occurs in loose aggregations (Ref. 9710). Feeds mainly on plankton such as crab larvae. Planktivore (Ref. 57615). Almost always caught at night (Ref. 9307). Also Ref. 58534.

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • 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 Myripristis berndti may be found.

Habitat

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; reef flats;
Special habitats Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
Feeding habit selective plankton feeding
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 1996
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.72 0.57 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.09.00
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 05.02.18
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.01.01
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