Bunaka gyrinoides

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Bunaka gyrinoides
Greenback gauvina - Bunaka gyrinoides (Bleeker 1853).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Bunaka
Herre, 1927
Species: B. gyrinoides
Binomial name
Bunaka gyrinoides
(Bleeker, 1853)
  • Eleotris gyrinoides Bleeker, 1853
  • Guavina gyrinoides (Bleeker, 1853)
  • Oxyeleotris gyrinoides (Bleeker, 1853)
  • Bunaka pinguis Herre, 1927
  • Lizettea pelewensis Herre, 1936
  • Bunaka pelewensis (Herre, 1936)
  • Boroda francoi Roxas & Ablan, 1940
  • Bunaka sticta Herre, 1942

The greenback guavina (Bunaka gyrinoides) is a species of sleeper goby that inhabits fresh, marine, and brackish waters in estuaries and mangrove swamps from Sri Lanka to Micronesia and Australia. This species grows to a length of 34 cm (13 in), though most do not exceed 15 cm (5.9 in). This species is the only known member of its genus.[2]


  1. ^ Larson, H. 2012. Bunaka gyrinoides. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 04 July 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Bunaka gyrinoides" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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