Hypseleotris cyprinoides (Valenciennes, 1837)
Tropical carp-gudgeon
Hypseleotris cyprinoides
photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Family:  Eleotridae (Bully sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Africa. Asia: Reported from Palau (Ref. 6371), the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), the Philippines (Ref. 55103) Indonesia, New-Guinea, New Caledonia, the Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa, up to La Réunion, Comoros, and Madagascar (Ref. 97791).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Favors shallow vegetated margins of freshwater streams entering estuaries. Feeds on mosquito and other insect larvae. Threatened by coastal development and destruction of habitat through farming, industrial and urban activities (Ref. 7248).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 November 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 06.05.94
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 02.09.11
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 02.09.11

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