Ecology of Trimma hamartium
Main Ref. Winterbottom, R., 2018
Remarks Found in areas with heavy cover of hard corals (Acropora, Pocillopora, Millepora, plate corals, lettuce corals star and cactus corals), sponges, sea whips, ascidians, alcyonarians, tunicates, hydoids (also in caves), soft corals, gorgonians, brown encrusting algae; and on steep reef slopes and almost vertical walls with several large caves with sand/rubble floors, undercuts and small platforms (Ref. 116838).

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 Trimma hamartium may be found.


Substrate : sand ( coarse, );: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; Corals: hard corals;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Winterbottom, R., 2018
Associated with heavy cover of hard corals (Acropora, Pocillopora, Millepora, plate corals, lettuce corals);
Association remarks


Feeding type
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily on 01.11.18
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