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Eleotris picta
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Eleotris picta

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Eleotris picta
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Eleotris picta
Eleotris picta
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Eleotris picta

Eleotris picta
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Eleotris picta
Eleotris
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Eleotris
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Overview
Main identification features
  • head wide depressed; snout short
  • large, oblique mouth
  • gill opening to under preopercle
  • angle of preopercle - concealed hooked spine
ELEOTRIS

SLEEPERS

Head broad, depressed; snout short; mouth large, oblique; gill opening extends to below preopercle; a strong, forward-pointing spine embedded in the skin at the lower rear corner of the preopercle; dorsal fin VI + I, 7-8; top of head, cheeks and opercle scaled; tiny scales between eyes; lateral scales 41-76.

This circumtropical genus of fishes occurs primarily in freshwater and is found on tropical and subtropical coasts of all three oceans. It includes about 20 species. There are three species in the tropical eastern Pacific. Adults of all are restricted to freshwater, but the juveniles of one are frequently found in intertidal areas of low salinity near the mouths of rivers.


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