|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Eleotridae||Eleotris amblyopsis||(Cope)||1871||Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper|
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.
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.