Ecology of Ctenogobius saepepallens
 
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 Ctenogobius saepepallens may be found.
Remarks Inhabits open bottoms composed of sand and fine silt (Ref. 5521). Observed to share a burrow with shrimps. Omnivore (Ref. 57616).

Substrate

Substrate Soft Bottom: sand; silt;
Substrate Ref. Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref.

Associations

Ref.
Associations
Associated with It has symbiotic association with snapping shrimp Alpheus floridanus. Often seen occupying a burrow of the alpheid, and the shrimp will leave the burrow to deposit sediment with the goby at the entrance, even pushing the goby aside at times.
Association remarks
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type ref Dominici-Arosemena, A. and M. Wolff, 2005
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Randall, J.E., P.S. Lobel and C.W. Kennedy, 2005
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
Ref.
From individual food items 3.35 0.42 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(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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