Ecology of Gonodactylus smithii
Main Ref. Manning, R.B., 1990
Remarks Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Inhabits sandy bays (Ref. 3533); shallow waters in sand flats, seagrass beds with coral rubble substrate (Ref. 80538) and also in reef flats or tidal flats under rock or boulders or inside rock crevices (Ref. 87055). Stomatopods are predators that require living prey (Ref. 833).

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 Gonodactylus smithii may be found.


Substrate Benthic: mobile; Soft Bottom: sand; Hard Bottom: rocky; rubble;
Substrate Ref. Fishelson, L., 1971
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs: reef flats;
Special habitats Ref. Ahyong, S.T. and M.V. Erdmann, 2003


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type Ref. Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit Ref. Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pan-Saniano, Marianne on 04.24.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 06.29.20
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