The Schrute lives in the coral reefs of the Neritic zone(0-200 m from the shoreline). Spending most of its time in the reefs, the fish is most often seen in the Euphotic zone(0-200 m from the surface). Some of the Abiotic factors in the Euphotic zone include a high amount of sunlight, lots of oxygen, warm temperatures, and low pressure. All these factors suit the Schrute extremely well being that it is a warm blooded creature. The Schrute can often be found lurking around coral reefs searching for familiar creatures or resting near Anemone-an animal that the Schrute has a mutualistic relationship with. Considered a competitive fish because of its surplus of interactions with other species, the Schrute can be seen bumping into fish and competing for homes or spaces to live constantly.
The common home for Dwight Schrute
The Schrute's method of locomotion, is swimming in a manner similar to that of an alligator due to their similarities in tails and lower body movements. Side to side swaying of the tail and lower body propel the fish forward and once at the desired location, Schrutes tend to sit still or glide wasting little energy. Moving slow but tracking quickly the Schrutes eyes dart about trying to find food. While the body is moving slow the eyes are in constant search for a meal. Primarily feeding on Shrimp, Krill, Plankton, and some squid. The Schrute feeds similar to humans. However being that it has a huge mouth it can consumer most prey whole, once in the Schrutes mouth, it closes its jaw with force using its sharp teeth to chew up prey. Being able to move almost lethargically but hunt effectively allows for efficient feeding and never worrying where the next meal is. The movements of the Schrute require little effort so its energy output is low while it breathes air through its gills. Beneath the gills are tiny blood vessels that extract oxygen out of the water as it passes over them. Taking in the oxygen and pushing carbon dioxide out allows for a smooth respiration process, needing not to go to the surface to breathe air. Using this type of respiration The Dwight Schrute is identified as a Nekton--swimmers that can actively maneuver throughout water column.
Most common food for Dwight Schrute
Schrutes are known as ultra competitive species, so in the aspect of mating, nothing changes. Schrutes compete for female mates in a fighting like ritual where each takes runs(swimming hard in the direction of the other fish to hit him square) at the other fish until one gives up. A pure strength and will for a mate is shown. Once a winner is determined the female Schrute waits for the male to fertilize its eggs. Within a week the female will lay the eggs in an anemone in hopes they will grow to be full grown Schrutes without being eaten. In hopes of not being eaten the Schrutes rely on their camouflage top and bottom to confuse possible predators and if noticed, Schrutes must use their speed to swim away. If caught, the Shcrutes have no defense to being eaten.