Ecology of Neogobius melanostomus
Main Ref. Coker, G.A., C.B. Portt and C.K. Minns, 2001
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 Neogobius melanostomus may be found.
Remarks Prefer shallow, brackish waters but also occur in fresh waters (Ref. 36771). Lives over stones; in freshened areas and river mouths (Ref. 2058). Can tolerate a temperature range of 0 to 30°C, but mainly thrive in warm temperate waters (Ref. 36771). Able to tolerate low oxygen content waters for several days (Ref. 36771).


Substrate Hard Bottom: rocky;
Substrate Ref. Berg, L.S., 1965
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Opalatenko, L.K., 1979
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Opalatenko, L.K., 1979
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.30 0.10 Troph of juv./adults from 3 studies.
Ref. Kovtun, I.F., M.Y. Nekrasova and N.I. Revina, 1974
From individual food items 3.30 0.44 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 03.24.06
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.02.07
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