Ecology of Sphoeroides rosenblatti
Main Ref. Scot Duncan, R. and W.A. Szelistowski, 1998
Remarks Inhabit inshore waters to 4 m depth in brackish-water estuaries, amongst mangroves and river mouths. Feed on snails. Exhibit a behavior searching for snails. On these occasions, puffers swam just beneath the surface, circling and examining submergent and emergent roots and branches. It tilted its body so one eye could survey the root or branch (Ref. 75737). Puffers jump partially out of the water to prey or attempt to prey on a snail (Ref. 75737).

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 Sphoeroides rosenblatti may be found.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Scot Duncan, R. and W.A. Szelistowski, 1998
Feeding habit variable
Feeding habit Ref. Scot Duncan, R. and W.A. Szelistowski, 1998

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.17 0.47 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 05.21.08
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 03.26.15
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