Metadata

Eleotris undescribed species

[Myers and Donaldson 2003]

Eleotris undescribed species
The undescribed eleotrid from Marbo Cave, Guam. Photography by Kevin Nace
ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiEleotridae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Guam

Types

Specimens of this species have never been caught so there are no types.

Distribution

Known only from Marbo Cave, Guam, western Pacific Ocean.

Habitat

Freshwater.

Systematics

Kuang et al. (2018) used molecular markers to study the internal structure of the Suborder Gobioidei which contains within it eleven Families. They demonstrated that Milyeringidae is sister Family to a group of four  Families: Oxudercidae+Gobiidae+Butidae+ Eleotridae and is only disttantly related to four others: Odontobutidae, Rhyacichthyidae, Apogonidae and Kurtidae (samples from Thalasseleotridae and Trichonotidae were not availabe for analysis).

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

None known.

Key References

Myers, RF and Donaldson, TJ Journal Article 2003 The fishes of the Mariana Islands
Kuang, T., Tornabene, L., Lia, J., Jiang, J., Chakrabarty, P., Sparks, J.S., Naylor, G.J.P. and Lia, C. Journal Article 2018 Phylogenomic analysis on the exceptionally diverse fish clade Gobioidei (Actinopterygii: Gobiiformes) and data-filtering based on molecular clocklikeness