Typhleotris madagascariensis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Typhleotris madgascarensis)
Jump to: navigation, search
Typhleotris madagascariensis
Typhleotris madgascarensis.jpg
Typhleotris madagascariensis.JPG
Typhleotris madagascariensis at Mitoho Grotto
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Typhleotris
Species: T. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Typhleotris madagascariensis
Petit, 1933

Typhleotris madagascariensis is a species of troglobitic sleeper goby endemic to Madagascar, where it is only known from underground waters in the southwestern portion of the island. This species can reach a length of 10 cm (3.9 in).[2]

The fish can be found in many of the limestone caves within the Tsimanampetsotsa National Park. One such location is the Mitoho Grotto.


  1. ^ Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Typhleotris madagascariensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Typhleotris madagascariensis" in FishBase. April 2013 version.