Species under Eleotris
n= 29
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Eleotris acanthopoma
Bleeker, 1853
Spinecheek gudgeon Southwest Pacific 14
Eleotris amblyopsis
(Cope, 1871)
Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper North to South America 8.3
Eleotris andamensis
Herre, 1939
Asia
Eleotris annobonensis
Blanc, Cadenat & Stauch, 1968
Africa 11.5
Eleotris aquadulcis
Allen & Coates, 1990
Freshwater gudgeon Oceania 25
Eleotris balia
Jordan & Seale, 1905
Asia
Eleotris brachyurus
Bleeker, 1849
Asia
Eleotris daganensis
Steindachner, 1870
Africa 12.3
Eleotris fasciatus
Chen, 1964
Asia 6
Eleotris fusca
(Forster, 1801)
Dusky sleeper Indo-West Pacific 26
Eleotris lutea
Day, 1876
Lutea sleeper Indian Ocean 4
Eleotris macrocephala
(Bleeker, 1857)
Western Central Pacific
Eleotris macrolepis
(Bleeker, 1875)
Western Central Pacific
Eleotris mauritiana
Bennett, 1832
Widehead sleeper Africa 25
Eleotris melanosoma
Bleeker, 1853
Broadhead sleeper Africa, Asia and Oceania 26
Eleotris melanura
Bleeker, 1849
Asia
Eleotris oxycephala
Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Asia 15
Eleotris pellegrini
Maugé, 1984
Africa 23
Eleotris perniger
(Cope, 1871)
Smallscaled spinycheek sleeper Western Central Atlantic 13
Eleotris picta
Kner, 1863
Spotted sleeper North to South America 44
Eleotris pisonis
(Gmelin, 1789)
Spinycheek sleeper Northwest to western Central Atlantic 25
Eleotris pseudacanthopomus
Bleeker, 1853
Asia
Eleotris sandwicensis
Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
Sandwich Island sleeper Oceania 33
Eleotris senegalensis
Steindachner, 1870
Africa 22.4
Eleotris soaresi
Playfair, 1867
Africa 10.6
Eleotris tecta
Bussing, 1996
Central and South America 8
Eleotris tubularis
Heller & Snodgrass, 1903
Central America
Eleotris vittata
Duméril, 1861
Eastern Atlantic 22
Eleotris vomerodentata
Maugé, 1984
Africa 7.8
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