Ecology of Symphodus ocellatus
Main Ref. Quignard, J.-P. and A. Pras, 1986
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 Symphodus ocellatus may be found.
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.


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)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.48 3.19 0.26 Troph of adults from 1 study.
Ref. Khoury, C., 1984
From individual food items 3.34 0.42 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(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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