Dormitator maculatus

Dormitator maculatus
Fat Sleeper – Dormitator maculatus

Dormitator maculatus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EleotridaeDormitator maculatus(Bloch)1792Fat Sleeper

Unique Characters: Short and stocky body with a large bluish-black blotch on the shoulder above the pectoral fin. Head fully scaled. The two dorsal fins are separate.

Similar Species:

Banded Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma zonatum. The two dorsal fins are joined.  Head not scaled.

Fat Sleeper vs Banded Pygmy Sunfish
Fat Sleeper vs Banded Pygmy Sunfish

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