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Eleotris picta  Kner, 1863

Spotted sleeper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Eleotridae (Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Eleotris: The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Kner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 36880)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

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North to South America: Pacific slope of California, USA to Peru and at the Galapagos Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers of low to high current velocity and stagnant waters between sea level and 100 m elevation, generally occurs in freshwaters but sometimes in slightly brackish river mouths. More abundant near the coast and only large individuals are found upstream. Benthic species that lies waiting for prey, shrimps and fish under stones or overhanging shorelines (Ref. 36880).

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Bussing, W.A., 1998. Peces de las aguas continentales de Costa Rica [Freshwater fishes of Costa Rica]. 2nd Ed. San José Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica. 468 p. (Ref. 36880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00421 - 0.02490), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.65 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .