Ecology of Oligocottus snyderi
Main Ref. Livingston, P.A. and B.J. Goiney Jr., 1983
Remarks A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612) found in shallow rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Commonly found in tide pools, often in algae (Ref. 2850). Can leave tide pools when aquatic conditions become inhospitable (Ref. 31184). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184).

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 Oligocottus snyderi may be found.


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Boyle, K.S. and M.H. Horn, 2006
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Boyle, K.S. and M.H. Horn, 2006
Trophic Level(s)
Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.13 0.22 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.16 0.38 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Boyle, K.S. and M.H. Horn, 2006
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
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