Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Eleotris: The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); bosetoi: Named for David Boseto for his extensive and enthusiastic work on the freshwater fauna of the Solomon Islands..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Western Pacific: Solomon Is.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118063); 10.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: the second, fourth, and sixth suborbital free neuromast rows on cheek extend ventrally past horizontal row 'd' (2.4.6 pattern); row 'os' connecting with row 'oi' at ventroposterior margin of opercle; scales in lateral series 43-46, in zigzag series 9-11, and 12-13 in transverse back series (Ref. 118063).
Found in muddy to clear rivers with sandy to gravel bottom between 5 and 15 m in altitude. A carnivorous species that feeds on crustaceans and fishes, as seen with X-ray and stomach contents (M.I.M.). Sympatric with E. fusca and E. acanthopoma (Ref. 118063).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mennesson, M.I., P. Keith, B.C. Ebner and P. Gerbeaux, 2016. Eleotris bosetoi (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Eleotridae), a new species of freshwater fish from the Solomon Islands. Pacific Science 70(4):495-507. (Ref. 118063)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00334 - 0.01978), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).