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Family: Eleotridae Sleepers



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Allomogurnda flavimarginata Oceania 6.1 SL 2003
Allomogurnda hoesei Oceania 7.8 SL 2003
Allomogurnda insularis Oceania 5.5 SL 2003
Allomogurnda landfordi Oceania 5.9 SL 2003
Allomogurnda montana Oceania 6.1 SL 2003
Allomogurnda multicincta Western Pacific 3.6 SL 2017
Allomogurnda nesolepis Yellowbelly gudgeon Asia and Oceania 4.6 SL 1907
Allomogurnda papua Oceania 11.7 SL 2003
Allomogurnda sampricei Asia 4.9 SL 2003
Belobranchus belobranchus Throat-spine gudgeon Asia and Oceania 19.5 TL 1837
Belobranchus segura Asia 8 SL 2012
Bostrychus africanus Eastern Atlantic 21 TL 1879
Bostrychus albooculata Asia 1927
Bostrychus aruensis Island gudgeon Asia 18 SL 1911
Bostrychus expatria Asia 14.4 1927
Bostrychus microphthalmus Asia 7.5 SL 2005
Bostrychus scalaris Ladder gudgeon Western Pacific 9.3 SL 2008
Bostrychus sinensis Four-eyed sleeper Indo-Pacific 22 SL 1801
Bostrychus strigogenys Striped-cheek gudgeon Asia and Oceania 18.3 SL 1937
Bostrychus zonatus Barred gudgeon Asia 18.5 SL 1907
Bunaka gyrinoides Greenback gauvina Asia and Oceania 34 SL 1853
Butis amboinensis Olive flathead-gudgeon Eastern Indian Ocean 14 SL 1853
Butis butis Duckbill sleeper Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1822
Butis gymnopomus Asia 11.5 TL 1853
Butis humeralis Indo-Pacific 14.2 SL 1837
Butis koilomatodon Mud sleeper Indo-Pacific 10.7 TL 1849
Butis melanostigma Black-spotted gudgeon Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1849
Caecieleotris morrisi Central America 3.4 SL 2016
Calumia eilperinae Fartail coraldgudgeon Western Central Pacific 2.2 SL 2010
Calumia godeffroyi Tailface sleeper Indo-Pacific 3.6 TL 1877
Calumia papuensis Papuan coralgudgeon Western Central Pacific 3.1 SL 2010
Calumia profunda Deepreef coralgudgeon Western Pacific 2.2 SL 1980
Dormitator cubanus Central America 9.4 SL 1953
Dormitator latifrons Pacific fat sleeper Eastern Pacific 41 TL 1844
Dormitator lebretonis Eastern Atlantic 12.4 TL 1870
Dormitator lophocephalus South America 9 1951
Dormitator maculatus Fat sleeper North to South America 70 TL 1792
Eleotris acanthopoma Spinecheek gudgeon Southwest Pacific 14 SL 1853
Eleotris amblyopsis Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper North to South America 8.3 SL 1871
Eleotris andamensis Asia 1939
Eleotris annobonensis Africa 11.5 SL 1968
Eleotris aquadulcis Freshwater gudgeon Oceania 25 SL 1990
Eleotris balia Asia. 1905
Eleotris brachyurus Asia 1849
Eleotris daganensis Africa 12.3 TL 1870
Eleotris fasciatus Asia 6 SL 1964
Eleotris fusca Dusky sleeper Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1801
Eleotris lutea Lutea sleeper Indian Ocean 4 TL 1876
Eleotris macrocephala Western Central Pacific 1857
Eleotris macrolepis Western Central Pacific 1875
Eleotris mauritiana Widehead sleeper Africa 25 TL 1832
Eleotris melanosoma Broadhead sleeper Africa, Asia and Oceania 26 SL 1853
Eleotris melanura Asia 1849
Eleotris oxycephala Asia. 15 TL 1845
Eleotris pellegrini Africa 23 TL 1984
Eleotris perniger Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper Western Central Atlantic 13 SL 1871
Eleotris picta Spotted sleeper North to South America 44 SL 1863
Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek sleeper Northwest to western Cent 25 TL 1789
Eleotris pseudacanthopomus Asia 1853
Eleotris sandwicensis Sandwich Island sleeper Oceania 33 SL 1875
Eleotris senegalensis Africa 22.4 TL 1870
Eleotris soaresi Africa 10.6 SL 1867
Eleotris tecta Central and South America 8 SL 1996
Eleotris tubularis Central America 1903
Eleotris vittata Eastern Atlantic 22 SL 1861
Eleotris vomerodentata Africa 7.8 TL 1984
Erotelis armiger Flathead sleeper Eastern Central Pacific 1895
Erotelis clarki Eastern Central Pacific 1938
Erotelis shropshirei Central America 1938
Erotelis smaragdus Emerald sleeper Western Atlantic 20 TL 1837
Giuris margaritacea Snakehead gudgeon Africa to Oceania 29 TL 1837
Gobiomorphus alpinus Oceania 1962
Gobiomorphus australis Striped gudgeon Oceania 18 TL 1864
Gobiomorphus basalis Cran's bully Oceania 9 TL 1842
Gobiomorphus breviceps Upland bully Oceania 8.2 TL 1939
Gobiomorphus cotidianus Common bully Oceania 15 TL 1975
Gobiomorphus coxii Cox's gudgeon Oceania 19 TL 1864
Gobiomorphus gobioides Giant bully Southwest Pacific 17.4 TL 1837
Gobiomorphus hubbsi Bluegilled bully Oceania 8.2 TL 1959
Gobiomorphus huttoni Redfinned bully Oceania 12 TL 1894
Gobiomorus dormitor Bigmouth sleeper Western Central Atlantic 90 TL 1800
Gobiomorus maculatus Pacific sleeper North to South America 27 SL 1859
Gobiomorus polylepis Finescale sleeper Eastern Central Pacific 28 SL 1953
Guavina guavina Guavina Western Atlantic 30 SL 1837
Guavina micropus Eastern Central Pacific. 1953
Hemieleotris latifasciata Pygmy sleeper Central and South America 12 TL 1912
Hemieleotris levis South America 4.8 SL 1918
Hypseleotris aurea Golden carp gudgeon Oceania 8 TL 1950
Hypseleotris barrawayi Oceania 5.8 SL 2007
Hypseleotris compressa Empire gudgeon Oceania 12 SL 1864
Hypseleotris compressocephalus Asia 10.2 SL 1985
Hypseleotris cyprinoides Tropical carp-gudgeon Africa. Asia 8 SL 1837
Hypseleotris ejuncida Slender carp gudgeon Oceania 6 SL 1982
Hypseleotris everetti Asia 1895
Hypseleotris galii Firetailed gudgeon Oceania 5.5 TL 1898
Hypseleotris guentheri Asia and Oceania 7.5 SL 1875
Hypseleotris kimberleyensis Barnett River gudgeon Oceania 6 SL 1982
Hypseleotris klunzingeri Western carp gudgeon Oceania 6.5 TL 1898
Hypseleotris leuciscus Indo-West Pacific 6 TL 1853
Hypseleotris pangel Asia 1927
Hypseleotris regalis Regent carp gudgeon Oceania 5 SL 1982
Hypseleotris tohizonae Africa 10 TL 1880
Incara multisquamatus Indian Ocean. 6 TL 1971
Kimberleyeleotris hutchinsi Mitchell gudgeon Oceania 4 TL 1987
Kimberleyeleotris notata Drysdale gudgeon Oceania 4 TL 1987
Kribia kribensis Africa 4.6 SL 1907
Kribia leonensis Africa 3.7 TL 1916
Kribia nana Africa 5.8 TL 1901
Kribia uellensis Africa 3.5 TL 1913
Leptophilypnus fluviatilis Western Central Atlantic 6.4 SL 1916
Leptophilypnus guatemalensis North America 3.7 SL 2006
Leptophilypnus panamensis Central America 5.8 SL 1916
Microphilypnus acangaquara South America 1.4 SL 2011
Microphilypnus amazonicus South America 2.4 SL 1927
Microphilypnus macrostoma South America 2 SL 1927
Microphilypnus ternetzi South America 2 SL 1927
Milyeringa brooksi Oceania 2010
Milyeringa justitia Oceania 2.3 SL 2013
Milyeringa veritas Cave gudgeon Australia 5 SL 1945
Mogurnda adspersa Southern purplespotted gudgeon Oceania 14 TL 1878
Mogurnda aiwasoensis Asia 4.1 SL 1996
Mogurnda arguni Asia 10.4 SL 2014
Mogurnda aurifodinae Northern mogurnda Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1938
Mogurnda cingulata Banded mogurnda Asia and Oceania 13 SL 1991
Mogurnda clivicola Flinders ranges mogurnda Oceania 13 SL 1999
Mogurnda furva Black mogurnda Oceania 12 SL 1986
Mogurnda kaifayama Asia 10.0 SL 1999
Mogurnda kaimana Asia 11.0 SL 2014
Mogurnda kutubuensis Lake Kutubu mogurnda Oceania 9.5 SL 1986
Mogurnda larapintae Desert mogurnda Oceania 13 SL 1896
Mogurnda lineata Kokoda mogurnda Oceania 8.5 SL 1991
Mogurnda maccuneae Oceania 7.4 SL 2000
Mogurnda magna Asia 19.1 SL 1996
Mogurnda malsmithi Oceania 6.8 SL 1993
Mogurnda mbuta Asia 10.2 SL 1999
Mogurnda mogurnda Northern trout gudgeon Oceania 20 TL 1844
Mogurnda mosa Oceania 11.7 SL 2000
Mogurnda oligolepis Kimberley mogurnda Oceania 8 SL 1999
Mogurnda orientalis Eastern mogurnda Oceania 11 SL 1991
Mogurnda pardalis Asia 12.7 SL 1996
Mogurnda pulchra Moresby mogurnda Oceania 8 SL 1990
Mogurnda spilota Blotched mogurnda Oceania 13 SL 1986
Mogurnda thermophila Dalhousie mogurnda Oceania 13.5 SL 1999
Mogurnda variegata Variegated mogurnda Oceania 13 SL 1951
Mogurnda vitta Striped mogurnda Oceania 12.5 SL 1986
Mogurnda wapoga Asia 6.3 SL 1999
Odonteleotris canina Western Pacific. 1849
Odonteleotris macrodon Gangetic sleeper Asia 27.8 SL 1853
Odonteleotris polylepis Western Central Pacific 1927
Ophiocara macrolepidota Africa 25 TL 1792
Ophiocara porocephala Northern mud gudgeon Indo-West Pacific 34 TL 1837
Oxyeleotris altipinna Asia 4.3 SL 1996
Oxyeleotris aruensis Aru gudgeon Asia and Oceania 16 SL 1911
Oxyeleotris caeca Oceania 10.7 SL 1996
Oxyeleotris colasi Asia 4.3 SL 2013
Oxyeleotris fimbriata Fimbriate gudgeon Asia and Oceania 18 SL 1907
Oxyeleotris herwerdenii Blackbanded gauvina Asia and Oceania 30 SL 1910
Oxyeleotris heterodon Sentani gudgeon Oceania 41 SL 1907
Oxyeleotris lineolata Sleepy cod Oceania 45 SL 1867
Oxyeleotris marmorata Marble goby Asia 65 SL 1852
Oxyeleotris nullipora Poreless gudgeon Oceania 4 SL 1978
Oxyeleotris paucipora Fewpored gudgeon Asia and Oceania 4.5 SL 1978
Oxyeleotris selheimi Giant gudgeon Oceania 55 SL 1884
Oxyeleotris siamensis Western Pacific 1861
Oxyeleotris stagnicola Swamp gudgeon Oceania 4.2 SL 2000
Oxyeleotris urophthalmoides Asia 19.8 TL 1853
Oxyeleotris urophthalmus Asia 28 TL 1851
Oxyeleotris wisselensis Paniai gudgeon Asia 11.5 SL 1982
Parviparma straminea Western Central Pacific 1927
Philypnodon grandiceps Flathead gudgeon Oceania 12 TL 1864
Philypnodon macrostomus Oceania 3.7 SL 2006
Pogoneleotris heterolepis Western Pacific 1869
Prionobutis dasyrhynchus Asia 6.5 TL 1868
Prionobutis microps Small-eyed loter Oceania 23 SL 1907
Ratsirakia legendrei Africa 17 TL 1919
Tateurndina ocellicauda Peacock gudgeon Oceania 7.5 TL 1955
Typhleotris madagascariensis Africa 8 SL 1933
Typhleotris mararybe Africa 4.4 SL 2012
Typhleotris pauliani Africa 7.1 SL 1959



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