Eleotris amblyopsis (Cope, 1871)
Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper
photo by Holm, E.

Family:  Eleotridae (Sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
Max. size:  8.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  North to South America: Atlantic drainage between South Carolina, USA and to French Guiana.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Encountered in fresh water as well as in hyper-saline environments (Ref. 13628). Benthic and hides between rocks or undergrowth during the day. Carnivorous, feeds on fish and crustaceans (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.12.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.02.14

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