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Marble Goby (O. marmorata)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Oxyeleotris
Bleeker, 1874
Type species
Eleotris marmorata
Bleeker, 1852

Oxyeleotris is a genus of sleeper gobies mostly restricted to Australia and New Guinea, though some (O. marmorata, O. siamensis, O. urophthalmoides and O. urophthalmus) are found in Southeast Asia.

They are found in a wide range of fresh and brackish water habitats, and the two species O. caeca and O. colasi are cave-dwellers.[1]


There 17 recognized species in this genus are:[2][1]


  1. ^ a b c Pouyaud, L., Kadarusman, Hadiaty, R.K., Slembrouck, J., Lemauk, N., Kusumah, R.V. & Keith, P. (2013): Oxyeleotris colasi (Teleostei: Eleotridae), a new blind cave fish from Lengguru in West Papua, Indonesia. Cybium, 36 (4): 521-529.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Oxyeleotris in FishBase. April 2013 version.