Ecology of Synodus saurus
Main Ref. Sulak, K.J., 1990
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 Synodus saurus may be found.
Remarks Primarily in insular waters (Ref. 4964), on sand and sand-rock bottoms (Ref. 6808). Feeds mainly on other fishes, but may also prey on other animals. It is primarily associated with soft-bottom substrate. Highly mobile predator capable of swimming more than five meters to capture its prey (Ref. 57071).


Substrate Soft Bottom
Substrate Ref. Brito, A., 1991
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Göthel, H., 1992
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Göthel, H., 1992
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.49 0.79 Troph of juv./adults from 1 study.
Ref. Soares, M.S.C., L. Sousa and J.P. Barreiros, 2003
From individual food items 4.32 0.77 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 10.24.00
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.18.06
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