Ecology of Sargocentron violaceum
 
Main Ref. Randall, J.E., 1998
Remarks Uncommon in atoll reef flats, lagoon patch reefs, and steep outer reef slopes. Strictly nocturnal, feeds mainly on benthic crabs and shrimps.

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 Sargocentron violaceum may be found.

Habitat

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

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Randall, J.E., 1998
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Randall, J.E., 1998

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.55 0.59 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 OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 11.04.08
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.01.01
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