Ecology of Acanthogobius flavimanus
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
Remarks Inhabits muddy and sandy bottoms along the shore of bays and estuaries, sometimes ascends rivers (Ref. 559). Larvae and juveniles (0.9-1.3 cm SL) took mainly small planktonic animals, while newly settled and benthic juveniles (1.4-2.0 cm SL) consumed predominantly small benthic or epiphytic crustaceans, along with polychaetes. The contribution of polychaetes to the diets increased in larger individuals (2.1-5.3 and 5.4-11.4 cm SL). (Ref. 53631).

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 Acanthogobius flavimanus may be found.


Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Horinouchi, M. and M. Sano, 2000
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref.

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.39 0.32 3.31 0.41 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
From individual food items 3.07 0.23 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
Ref. Horinouchi, M. and M. Sano, 2000
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.23.02
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 09.22.05
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