Ecology of Bathygobius soporator
Main Ref. Alfred-Ockiya, J.F., 2000
Remarks Occurs on or near the bottom. Found in shallow waters next to shore and offshore areas down to at least 50 m. Mainly feeds on fish fry (Ref. 104283).

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 Bathygobius soporator may be found.


Substrate Benthic: demersal; Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Adeboyejo, O. A., 2011
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Alfred-Ockiya, J.F., 2000
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Adeboyejo, O. A., 2011

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method Original sample Unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 3.71 0.55 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 11.18.03
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 09.11.15
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