Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Eleotridae
(Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Eleotris: The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); tecta: From the latin tectus meaning concealed, disquised, in reference to its apparent scarcity.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; potamodromous. Tropical; 25°C - 29°C (Ref. 36880), preferred ?
Central and South America: Pacific slope, from tributaries to the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica to Puerto Utria and Gorgona Island, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50190)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 9;
Vertebrae: 25. 56-61 lateral scales; 15-17 transverse scales; 23-26 scales around caudal peduncle and 16 or 17 pectoral fin-rays; anterior nasal tubes long, extending beyond the lip; 5 transverse rows of neuromasts below the eye, the 2nd,3rd and 4th rows continue across the longitudinal row below them; the 2 oblique rows of neuromasts on the opercle unite at their posterior ends; 6 or 7 transverse rows lie on each side of the upper snout and interorbital space (Ref. 38395).
Inhabits rivers and creeks of little to high current velocity between the sea and 75 m elevation. Carnivorous (Ref. 36880).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bussing, W.A., 1996. A new species of eleotridid, Eleotris tecta, from pacific slope streams of tropical America (Pisces: Eleotrididae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 44(1):251-257. (Ref. 38395)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .