Dormitator maculatus

Dormitator maculatus
Fat Sleeper – Dormitator maculatus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EleotridaeDormitator maculatus(Bloch)1792Fat Sleeper

Dormitator maculatus

Unique Characters: Fat Sleeper Dormitator maculatus. Preopercular spine absent.

Similar Species:

Emerald Sleeper
Erotelis smaragdus

Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper Eleotris amblyopsis

Eleotris amblyopsis
Large-scaled spinycheek sleeper – Eleotris amblyopsis

Emerald Sleeper Erotelis smaragdus. Prominent, ventrally pointed spine on preopercle present, this spine may be difficult to see as it is often covered by skin. Scales cycloid and smooth, about 90 longitudinal rows;. Caudal fin extending anteriorly onto body. Body very slender, elongate, and terete, the depth contained 7-9 times in standard length.

Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper Eleotris amblyopsis. Prominent, ventrally pointed spine on preopercle present, this spine may be difficult to see as it is often covered by skin. Scales ctenoid and rough, 40-65 longitudinal rows. Caudal fin not extending anteriorly on body. Body depth moderate.

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

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