Family Eleotridae - Bully sleepers
  Order
:
Eleotridae Eleotridae
  Class
:
Actinopteri
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 28 | Species : 142 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Distribution: circumglobal (Ref. 92840); of most tropical and subtropical areas; rare in temperate areas. Description: Separate pelvic fins, or fused to various extents. Mouth never subterminal. Cycloid or ctenoid scales. Dorsal fin 2-8 flexible spines. Vertebrae 25-28. Branchiostegal rays 6. Maximum length about 60 cm (reported for Dormitator maculatus). Characterized further by exhibiting heavy scalation (Ref. 92840)
  Etymology
:
Greek, eleotris = the name of a Nile fish
  Reproductive guild
:
guarders
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref.
:
  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Gobiaria | | | Gobiiformes | Gobioidei | | Eleotridae

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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Eleotridae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Eleotrinae
Eleotris pisonis (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Gobius pisonis Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal
Gobius amorea Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris gyrinus Valenciennes, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris fusca (Forster, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Poecilia fusca Forster, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Culius fuscus (Forster, 1801)
synonymseniornew
! Eleotris fuscus (Forster, 1801)
synonymseniornew
Eleotris niger Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal
Culius niger (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
synonymjuniornew
! Eleotris nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris fornasini Bianconi, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
! Eleotris fornasinii Bianconi, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris cavifrons Blyth, 1860
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris klunzingerii Pfeffer, 1893
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris mauritianus (non Bennett, 1832)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris mauritiana Bennett, 1832
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris mauritianus Bennett, 1832
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris fusca (non Forster, 1801)
misappliedmisappliednew
Culius fusca (non Schneider & Forster, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Eleotris melanosoma (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris monteiri (non O'Shaughnessy, 1875)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris oxycephala Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris oxycephalus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris fortis Tanaka, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris balia (non Jordan & Seale, 1905)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris brachyurus Bleeker, 1849
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris melanura Bleeker, 1849
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris melanurus Bleeker, 1849
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris acanthopomus Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris acanthopoma Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris melanosoma Bleeker, 1853
acceptedseniororiginal
Culius melanosoma (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
Eleotris fusca (non Forster, 1801)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris macrocephala (Bleeker, 1857)
acceptedseniornew
Culius macrocephalus Bleeker, 1857
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris vittata Duméril, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris maculata Duméril, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris monteiri O'Shaughnessy, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris dumerilii Sauvage, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris feai Thys van den Audenaerde & Tortonese, 1974
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris pisonis (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
Eleotris dormitatrix (non Cuvier, 1816)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris gyrinus (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris picta Kner, 1863
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris pictus Kner, 1863
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris soaresi Playfair, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris daganensis Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris buettikoferi Steindachner, 1894
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris pisonis (non Gmelin, 1789)
misappliedmisappliednew
Eleotris vittata (non Duméril, 1861)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris senegalensis Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris büttikoferi Steindachner, 1895
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris vittata (non Duméril, 1861)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris amblyopsis (Cope, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris perniger (Cope, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
Culius perniger Cope, 1871
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris macrolepis (Bleeker, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
Culius macrolepis Bleeker, 1875
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris sandwicensis Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris sandvicensis Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
synonymseniororiginal
! Eleotris sandwichensis Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris lutea Day, 1876
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris tubularis Heller & Snodgrass, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris balia Jordan & Seale, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris fasciatus Chen, 1964
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris annobonensis Blanc, Cadenat & Stauch, 1968
acceptedseniororiginal
! Eleotris annoboensis Blanc, Cadenat & Stauch, 1968
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris pellegrini Maugé, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris vittata (non Duméril, 1861)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris aquadulcis Allen & Coates, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal
Eleotris tecta Bussing, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Gobiomorus dormitor Lacepède, 1800
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus dormitator Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Alvarius lateralis Girard, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris longiceps Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Gobiomorus maculatus (Günther, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Lembus maculatus Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Eleotris lembus Günther, 1861
synonymjuniororiginal
Gobiomorus polylepis Ginsburg, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
Belobranchus belobranchus (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris belobrancha Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
! Belobranchus belobanchus (Valenciennes, 1837)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Belobranchus quoyi Bleeker, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
Belobranchus segura Keith, Hadiaty & Lord, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Erotelis smaragdus (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris smaragdus Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Erotelis armiger (Jordan & Richardson, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Alexurus armiger Jordan & Richardson, 1895
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris armiger (Jordan & Richardson, 1895)
synonymseniornew
Erotelis clarki (Hildebrand, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Euleptoeleotris clarki Hildebrand, 1938
synonymseniororiginal
Erotelis shropshirei (Hildebrand, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Dormitator maculatus (Bloch, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
Sciaena maculata Bloch, 1792
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris grandisquama Valenciennes, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris mugiloides Valenciennes, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris sima Valenciennes, 1837
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris pleurops Boulenger, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal
Batanga pleurops (Boulenger, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
Dormitator pleurops (Boulenger, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Gobiomorus maculatus (non Günther, 1859)
misappliedmisappliednew
Dormitator latifrons (Richardson, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris latifrons Richardson, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Dormitator lebretonis (Steindachner, 1870)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris lebretonis Steindachner, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
Batanga lebretonis (Steindachner, 1870)
synonymseniornew
Batanga lebretonis lebretonis (Steindachner, 1870)
synonymseniornew
! Batanga lebretoni (Steindachner, 1870)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Dormitator cubanus Ginsburg, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
Gobiomorphus gobioides (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris gobioides Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris basalis Gray, 1842
synonymseniororiginal
Gobiomorphus alpinus (non Stokell, 1962)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Gobiomorphus australis (Krefft, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris australis Krefft, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda australis (Krefft, 1864)
synonymjuniornew
Gobiomorphus coxii (Krefft, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris coxii Krefft, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Gobiomorphus huttoni (Ogilby, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris huttoni Ogilby, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
Gobiomorphus breviceps (Stokell, 1939)
acceptedseniornew
Philypnodon breviceps Stokell, 1939
synonymseniororiginal
! Gobiomorphus breyiceps (Stokell, 1939)
synonymseniornew
Gobiomorphus hubbsi (Stokell, 1959)
acceptedseniornew
Philypnodon hubbsi Stokell, 1959
synonymseniororiginal
Gobiomorphus alpinus Stokell, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypseleotris cyprinoides (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris cyprinoides Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
Asterropteryx cyprinoides (Valenciennes, 1837)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypseleotris dayi Smith, 1950
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypseleotris leuciscus (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris leuciscus Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypseleotris modestus (Bleeker, 1875)
synonymjuniornew
Hypseleotris compressa (Krefft, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris compressus Krefft, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Hypseleotris guentheri (Bleeker, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Hypseleotris guntheri (Bleeker, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Hypseleotris tohizonae (Steindachner, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris tohizonae Steindachner, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Hypseleotris everetti (Boulenger, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Asterropteryx everetti Boulenger, 1895
synonymseniororiginal
Hypseleotris galii (Ogilby, 1898)
acceptedseniornew
Carassiops galii Ogilby, 1898
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypseleotris aurea (Shipway, 1950)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris aurea Shipway, 1950
synonymseniororiginal
Hypseleotris ejuncida Hoese & Allen, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypseleotris kimberleyensis Hoese & Allen, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Hypseleotris regalis Hoese & Allen, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda mogurnda (Richardson, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris mogurnda Richardson, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda adspersa (Castelnau, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris adspersa Castelnau, 1878
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda larapintae (Zietz, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda aurifodinae Whitley, 1938
acceptedseniororiginal
! Mogurnda aurofodinae Whitley, 1938
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda bloodi Whitley, 1957
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Mogurnda variegata Nichols, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda furva Allen & Hoese, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda kutubuensis Allen & Hoese, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda spilota Allen & Hoese, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda vitta Allen & Hoese, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda pulchra Horsthemke & Staeck, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda cingulata Allen & Hoese, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda lineata Allen & Hoese, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda orientalis Allen & Hoese, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda malsmithi Allen & Jebb, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda aiwasoensis Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda magna Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda pardalis Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda clivicola Allen & Jenkins, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda kaifayama Allen & Jenkins, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda mbuta Allen & Jenkins, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda oligolepis Allen & Jenkins, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda thermophila Allen & Jenkins, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda wapoga Allen, Jenkins & Renyaan, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda maccuneae Jenkins, Buston & Allen, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda mosa Jenkins, Buston & Allen, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda arguni Allen & Hadiaty, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda kaimana Allen & Hadiaty, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Guavina guavina (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris guavina Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
Guavina micropus Ginsburg, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
! Guavina microps Ginsburg, 1953
synonymseniororiginal
Philypnodon grandiceps (Krefft, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris grandiceps Krefft, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Philypnodon macrostomus Hoese & Reader, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Giuris margaritaceus (Valenciennes, 1837)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris margaritacea Valenciennes, 1837
synonymseniororiginal
! Giuris margaritacea (Valenciennes, 1837)
synonymseniornew
! Giurus margaritacea (Valenciennes, 1837)
synonymseniornew
Eleotris aporos Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
Ophieleotris aporos (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
Ophiocara aporos (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
! Pohieleotris aporos (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
Eleotris hoedtii Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
! Giurus hoedti (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
Eleotris vanicolensis Sauvage, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris laglaizei Sauvage, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Eleotris planiceps Macleay, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Ophieleotris agilis (Herre, 1927)
synonymjuniornew
Eleotris ophicephalus (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Eleotris tumifrons (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Hemieleotris latifasciata (Meek & Hildebrand, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris latifasciatus Meek & Hildebrand, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Hemieleotris latifasciatus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Hemieleotris levis Eigenmann, 1918
acceptedseniororiginal
Leptophilypnus fluviatilis Meek & Hildebrand, 1916
acceptedseniororiginal
Microeleotris mindii Meek & Hildebrand, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptophilypnus mindii (Meek & Hildebrand, 1916)
synonymjuniornew
Leptophilypnus panamensis (Meek & Hildebrand, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Microeleotris panamensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1916
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Leptophilypnus guatemalensis Thacker & Pezold, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunaka gyrinoides (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris gyrinoides Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Guavina gyrinoides (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
Oxyeleotris gyrinoides (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
Bunaka pinguis Herre, 1927
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunaka pelewensis (Herre, 1936)
synonymjuniornew
Boroda francoi Roxas & Ablan, 1940
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunaka sticta Herre, 1942
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Microphilypnus acangaquara Caires & Figueiredo, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Calumia godeffroyi (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris godeffroyi Günther, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
Calumia biocellata Smith, 1958
synonymjuniororiginal
Calumia profunda Larson & Hoese, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal
Calumia eilperinae Allen & Erdmann, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Calumia papuensis Allen & Erdmann, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Ratsirakia legendrei (Pellegrin, 1919)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris legendrei Pellegrin, 1919
synonymseniororiginal
Eleotris gobioides (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Kimberleyeleotris hutchinsi Hoese & Allen, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Kimberleyeleotris notata Hoese & Allen, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris nesolepis Weber, 1907
synonymseniororiginal
Mogurnda nesolepis (Weber, 1907)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Allomogurnda papua Allen, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Allomogurnda multicincta Allen & Hoese, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
Mogurnda sp. 4 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Caecieleotris morrisi Walsh & Chakrabarty, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthminae
Xenisthmus clarus (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
Hetereleotris clara Jordan & Seale, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
Xenisthmus clara (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
synonymseniornew
Xenisthmus proriger Snyder, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal
Xenisthmus polyzonatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
Eleotris polyzonatus Klunzinger, 1871
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthmus chapmani (Schultz, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
Kraemericus chapmani Schultz, 1966
synonymseniororiginal
Xenisthmus balius Gill & Randall, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthmus chi Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthmus sp. 2 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Xenisthmus eirospilus Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthmus semicinctus Gill & Hoese, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Xenisthmus sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Xenisthmus oligoporus Gill, Bogorodsky & Mal, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Tyson belos Springer, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal
Rotuma lewisi Springer, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Paraxenisthmus springeri Gill & Hoese, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Paraxenisthmus cerberusi Winterbottom & Gill, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Gymnoxenisthmus tigrellus Gill, Bogorodsky & Mal, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
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