Eleotris amblyopsis

Eleotris amblyopsis
Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper – Eleotris amblyopsis
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EleotridaeEleotris amblyopsis(Cope)1871Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper

Eleotris amblyopsis

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species:

Fat Sleeper
Dormitator maculatus

Emerald Sleeper
Erotelis smaragdus

Dormitator maculatus
Fat Sleeper – Dormitator maculatus

Fat Sleeper Dormitator maculatus. Preopercular spine absent.

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.

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