Ecology of Syngnathus acus
Main Ref. Bennett, B.A., 1989
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • 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 Syngnathus acus may be found.
Remarks Visual, low-level predator. Feeds primarily during the day (Ref. 58137), preying mainly on small crustaceans (Ref. 89327).


Substrate Hard Bottom;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: algae/seaweed; sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Bennett, B.A., 1989
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.33 0.20 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Khoury, C., 1984
From individual food items 3.52 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.29.97
Modified by Opitz, Silvia on 02.14.12
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