Ecology of Symphodus ocellatus
Main Ref. Quignard, J.-P. and A. Pras, 1986
Remarks Found near rocks and eel-grass beds. A nest of seaweed (Cystoseria) built and kept by male. Feeds on bryozoa, hydroids, tubicolous, worms, shrimps, amphipods and molluscs.

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 Symphodus ocellatus may be found.


Substrate : rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass;
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Quignard, J.-P. and A. Pras, 1986
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Quignard, J.-P. and A. Pras, 1986
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.48 3.19 0.26 Troph of adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.34 0.42 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Khoury, C., 1984
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 10.24.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.28.04
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 01.10.01
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