Ecology of Apogon townsendi
 
Main Ref. Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
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 Apogon townsendi may be found.
Remarks Inhabits coral and rocky areas, often near drop-offs. Solitary or in groups in caves or holes (Ref. 9710). Often seen hovering in the spines of long-spined urchin. Mobile invertebrates feeder (Ref. 57616).

Substrate

Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref. Lieske, E. and R. Myers, 1994
Associations solitary; schooling;
Associated with
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 11.16.06
Modified by Torres, Armi G. on 11.14.13
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