Eleotris melanosoma

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Eleotris melanosoma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Eleotris
E. melanosoma
Binomial name
Eleotris melanosoma
Bleeker, 1852
  • Culius melanosoma (Bleeker, 1852)

Eleotris melanosoma, the broadhead sleeper or dusky sleeper, is a species of fish in the family Eleotridae native to marine, fresh, and brackish waters from coastal eastern Africa through southern Asia to the islands of the western Pacific Ocean. This species can reach a length of 26 cm (10 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries.[2] This species has been introduced to the Panama Canal Zone.[3]


  1. ^ Larson, H.; Ng, H.H. & Sparks, J.S. (2017). "Eleotris melanosoma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T7135A58295034. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Eleotris melanosoma" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ Martin F. Gomon. "Eleotris melanosoma". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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