Bostrychus sinensis Lacep├Ęde, 1801
Four-eyed sleeper
Bostrychus sinensis
photo by NREB, Sarawak/ DANIDA

Family:  Eleotridae (Sleepers), subfamily: Butinae
Max. size:  22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: India to Australia and Taiwan (Ref. 7050). Also found in Japan and China (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:  Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10; Vertebrae: 26-27
Biology:  Inhabits inshore waters, sometimes entering fresh water (Ref. 9671). Feeds on crustaceans and small fishes. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.08.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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