Broadhead sleeper

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Broadhead sleeper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Eleotris
Species: E. melanosoma
Binomial name
Eleotris melanosoma
Bleeker, 1852
  • Culius melanosoma (Bleeker, 1852)

The broadhead sleeper (Eleotris melanosoma) is a species of sleeper goby 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]


  1. ^ Larson, H. & Ng, H.H. 2012. Eleotris melanosoma. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 06 July 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Eleotris melanosoma" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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