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Genus: Eleotrica, Gobies

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

head: flat, pores with flaps,
fringe cirri: rear of top lip
pelvics well separate
adults no scales
juveniles: scales only C base



Head flattened; head pores with fleshy flaps at margin, none on preopercle; rear nostril longer than front nostril; fringe of cirri above rear of top lip; tongue slightly notched at front; 1st  dorsal VII spines; pelvic fins I, 5, separate except for inner rays being connected at their base by a low ridge; large fish without scales, small individuals with 2 or 4 imbedded, very rough scales at base of tail fin.

A single species in this genus, endemic to our region.