Ecology of Babka gymnotrachelus
Main Ref. Miller, P.J., 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 Babka gymnotrachelus may be found.
Remarks Occurs in lower reaches of rivers and coastal lagoons, rarely mesohaline; on sand or mud. Feeds on crustaceans (esp. corophiid amphipods), aquatic insects (mostly chironomid larvae), polychaetes, also small fish and molluscs.


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Miller, P.J., 1986
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Miller, P.J., 1986
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.27 0.26 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Tsykhon-Lukanina, E.A., 1959
From individual food items 3.50 0.51 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 01.17.01
Modified by Orlov, Alexei on 04.15.08
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