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Crazy fish, Butis butis (Hamilton, 1822) by M. L. Nievera.jpg
B. butis
Butis koilomatodon (Bleeker, 1849) by M. L. Nievera.jpg
B. koilomatodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Butis
Bleeker, 1856
Type species
Cheilodipterus butis
F. Hamilton, 1822

Butis is a genus of sleeper gobies found in fresh, brackish, and marine waters from the Indian Ocean coast of Africa through Southeast Asia to the Pacific islands and Australia.


The recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Butis in FishBase. April 2013 version.