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); sahanaensis: Named after the Sahana River, type locality, where many species of Eleotris were found (Ref. 123271).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Sahana and Andrepona rivers in Madagascar (Ref. 123271).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123271)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: Eleotris sahanaensis is distinguished by second and fourth suborbital free neuromast rows on cheek extending ventrally past horizontal row 'd' ('2.4' pattern), row 'os' not connected with row 'oi' at ventro-posterior margin of operculum ('open' pattern); 15 pectoral fin rays; no teeth on vomer; 54-55 scales in lateral series and 29-30 scales in predorsal series (Ref. 123271). Within the pattern '2.4' group, E. sahanaensis differs from E. acanthopomus in having 15 pectoral fin rays vs. 16-17, 10 scales in zigzag series vs. 11-14, and 29-30 scales in predorsal series vs. 30-42; it differs from E. vomerodentata by the absence of teeth in the vomer vs. presence; it differs from E. pellegrini by a smaller head length, 30-32% of standard length vs. 31-37%, and fewer scales in zigzag series, 10 vs. 10-12 (Ref. 123271).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mennesson, M.I. and P. Keith, 2020. Eleotris (Teleostei: Eleotridae) of the Indian Ocean: an overview with the description of three new species. Cybium 44(3):185-203. (Ref. 123271)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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