Ecology of Dipsastraea pallida
Main Ref. Nemenzo, F. Sr., 1986
Remarks Found in all reef environments, often a dominant species of back reef margins (Ref. 848). Also on subtidal rock, rocky reefs, outer reef channel, back and foreslope and lagoons; occasionally in inter-reef soft substrate (Ref. 98471).

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 Dipsastraea pallida may be found.


Substrate Benthic: sessile; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs: reef slope/drop-offs; lagoons;
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Gilbert, A., T. Heintz, B.W. Hoeksema, F. Benzoni, J.M. Fernandez, C. Fauvelot and S. Andréfouët, 2015
Associations colony-forming/symphorism;
Associated with
Association remarks Forms massive colonies (Ref. 104515).


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. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Dar, Christine on 09.24.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 05.30.17
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