Ecology of Gymnothorax rueppelliae
 
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
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 Gymnothorax rueppelliae may be found.
Remarks Inhabits seaward reefs to depths of at least 30 m, in areas of clear water (Ref. 1602). In coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific Region (Ref. 9137). Feeds on fish, crabs and shrimps (Ref. 1602).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic;
Substrate Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994
Special habitats Coral Reefs: lagoons;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Myers, R.F., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Myers, R.F., 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 4.01 0.69 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 05.21.92
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 04.13.15
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 05.24.01
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