Ecology of Bohadschia vitiensis
Main Ref. Conand, C., 1998
Remarks Found in moderately shallow waters; mostly on coastal lagoons and inner reef flats; abundant in sandy-muddy sediments where it burrows most of the time (Ref. 122). Known to be nocturnally active (Ref. 85218). Population densities generally less than 0.02 per square meter (Ref. 122).

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 Bohadschia vitiensis may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; mud;
Substrate Ref. Conand, C., 1998
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref. Kerr, A.M., K. Netchy and A.M. Gawel, 2006


Ref. Conand, C., 1998
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly plants/detritus (troph. 2-2.19)
Feeding type Ref.
Feeding habit browsing on substrate
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. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 12.14.05
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.19.15
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