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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae Sleepers
Subfamily: Eleotrinae
Genus: Eleotris

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Eleotris acanthopoma Spinecheek gudgeon Southwest Pacific 14 SL 1853
Eleotris amblyopsis Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper North to South America 8.3 SL 1871
Eleotris andamensis Asia 1939
Eleotris annobonensis Africa 11.5 SL 1968
Eleotris aquadulcis Freshwater gudgeon Oceania 25 SL 1990
Eleotris balia Asia. 1905
Eleotris brachyurus Asia 1849
Eleotris daganensis Africa 12.3 TL 1870
Eleotris fasciatus Asia 6 SL 1964
Eleotris fusca Dusky sleeper Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1801
Eleotris lutea Lutea sleeper Indian Ocean 4 TL 1876
Eleotris macrocephala Western Central Pacific 1857
Eleotris macrolepis Western Central Pacific 1875
Eleotris mauritiana Widehead sleeper Africa 25 TL 1832
Eleotris melanosoma Broadhead sleeper Africa, Asia and Oceania 26 SL 1853
Eleotris melanura Asia 1849
Eleotris oxycephala Asia. 19 TL 1845
Eleotris pellegrini Africa 23 TL 1984
Eleotris perniger Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper Western Central Atlantic 13 SL 1871
Eleotris picta Spotted sleeper North to South America 44 SL 1863
Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek sleeper Northwest to western Cent 25 TL 1789
Eleotris pseudacanthopomus Asia 1853
Eleotris sandwicensis Sandwich Island sleeper Oceania 33 SL 1875
Eleotris senegalensis Africa 22.4 TL 1870
Eleotris soaresi Africa 10.6 SL 1867
Eleotris tecta Central and South America 8 SL 1996
Eleotris tubularis Central America 1903
Eleotris vittata Eastern Atlantic 22 SL 1861
Eleotris vomerodentata Africa 7.8 TL 1984



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