Sineleotris saccharae Herre, 1940

Family:  Odontobutidae (Freshwater sleepers)
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Hong Kong.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished from other genera by having the following characteristics: small lateral extrascapula present; absence of lateral line; absence of connection between oculoscapular and preopercular canals; absence of furrow from mid-lateral scales; complete cephalic sensory canals; two groups of sensory papillae on chin, often united; sensory papillae on tip of snout forming transverse pattern; normal shaped sensory papilla, without forming barbel like projection; right and left gill membrane united at vertical from mid-point of pupil; wide gill opening, extending to a vertical from mid-point of pupil; interorbital width narrower or equal to eye diameter; cycloid predorsal scales; branched 5th pelvic ray; presence of distal radial of first-dorsal fin element; suborbital bone present; three epurals; absence of prevomerine teeth; presence of ventral transverse shelf on posterior half of urohyal; long and finger-like gill rakers on lower half outer surface of first gill arch with small spines; gill rakers separated on inner part of 4th ceratobtranchial; absence of anterior projection on anterior tip of metapterygoid; absence of connection between mesopterygoid and metapterygoid; absence of overlap with lower part of ectopterygoid and quadrate (Ref. 92840).
Biology:  Length type is assumed in TL.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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