Dark sleeper

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Dark sleeper
Odontobutis obscura1.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Odontobutidae
Genus: Odontobutis
Species: O. obscura
Binomial name
Odontobutis obscura
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
  • Eleotris obscura Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
  • Mogurnda obscura (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
  • Odontoburis obscura (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)
  • Odontobutis obscurus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

The dark sleeper, Odontobutis obscura, is a species of freshwater sleeper native to China, Japan, and Korea. They are known as sleeper perches. This species can reach reach up to 25 cm (9.8 in) in length. This is a commercially important species.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Odontobutis obscura" in FishBase. February 2014 version.