Eleotris acanthopoma Bleeker, 1853
Spinecheek gudgeon
Eleotris acanthopoma
photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

 Family:  Eleotridae (Sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
 Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, Malaya, Indonesia, the Philippines (Ref. 7223), Madagascar (Ref. 26236), Vanuatu (Ref. 97791). French Polynesia (Ref. 95809).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults inhabit brackish estuaries and lower reaches of freshwater streams, usually on mud bottoms (Ref. 44894).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.94
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.06.15

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