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Dormitator maculatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Dormitator
T. N. Gill, 1861
Type species
Eleotris somnulentus
Girard, 1858[1]

Dormitator is a genus of fishes in the family Eleotridae mostly found in marine, fresh and brackish waters on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, with one species occurring along the Pacific coast of the Americas.[2]


There are currently 5 recognized species in this genus:[3][2]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Dormitator". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Galván-Quesada, S.; Doadrio, I.; Alda, F.; et al. (2016). "Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Amphidromous Fish Genus Dormitator Gill 1861 (Teleostei: Eleotridae)". PLOS One. 11 (4): e0153538. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153538.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Dormitator in FishBase. February 2018 version.