Ecology of Entacmaea quadricolor
 
Main Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
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 Entacmaea quadricolor may be found.
Remarks Commonly attached deeply in crevice or hole so that only tentacles are visible (Ref. 9810). Attached specifically deep within a crevice on coral reefs and among rocks (Ref. 102838). Collumn without verrucae and usually brown, sometimes reddish or greenish. Oral disc same brown color with tentacles and these tentacles collapse when disturbed (Ref. 9810). Solitary (Ref. 2377). Host to the clown fish Amphiprion clarkii (Ref. 102838). Sea anemones in general feed on various invertebrates; some are suspension feeders (Ref. 833).

Substrate

Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992

associations

Ref. Fautin, D.G. and G.R. Allen, 1992
associations symbiosis;
Associated with Amphiprion akindynos; Amphirion allardi (Ref. 9810); Amphiprion clarkii (Ref. 102838).
Association remarks
Parasitism

feeding

feeding type
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feeding habit
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trophic level(s)
original sample unfished population Remark
estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items
Update
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer on 05.26.09
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.23.16
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