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

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Eleotris acanthopoma Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.
 
Eleotris acanthopoma
[Spinecheek gudgeon]



North to South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Eleotris amblyopsis (Cope, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Eleotris amblyopsis
[Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper]



Asia

Eleotris andamensis Herre, 1939

Photo by Photo by Praveen, R.J.
 
Eleotris andamensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Eleotris annobonensis Blanc, Cadenat & Stauch, 1968

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Eleotris annobonensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Eleotris aquadulcis
[Freshwater gudgeon]
No picture found


 
Eleotris balia
[]
No picture found


 
Eleotris brachyurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm TL

 
Eleotris daganensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Eleotris fasciatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Eleotris fusca (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Eleotris fusca
[Dusky sleeper]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Eleotris lutea
[Lutea sleeper]
No picture found


 
Eleotris macrocephala
[]
No picture found


 
Eleotris macrolepis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Eleotris mauritiana Bennett, 1832

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Eleotris mauritiana
[Widehead sleeper]



Africa, Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Eleotris melanosoma Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Eleotris melanosoma
[Broadhead sleeper]
No picture found


 
Eleotris melanura
[]



Asia.
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Eleotris oxycephala Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Eleotris oxycephala
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Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Eleotris pellegrini Maugé, 1984

Photo by Photo by Ravelomanana, T.
 
Eleotris pellegrini
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Eleotris perniger (Cope, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Engman, A.C.
 
Eleotris perniger
[Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper]



North to South America
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Eleotris picta Kner, 1863

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Eleotris picta
[Spotted sleeper]



Northwest to western Cent
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Eleotris pisonis (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Vianna, M.
 
Eleotris pisonis
[Spinycheek sleeper]
No picture found


 
Eleotris pseudacanthopomus
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Oceania
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Eleotris sandwicensis Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875

Photo by Photo by Stender, K.
 
Eleotris sandwicensis
[Sandwich Island sleeper]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.4 cm TL

 
Eleotris senegalensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Eleotris soaresi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Eleotris tecta
[]
No picture found


 
Eleotris tubularis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Eleotris vittata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm TL

 
Eleotris vomerodentata
[]



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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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