Metadata

Caecieleotris morrisi

Walsh and Chakrabarty 2016

Caecieleotris morrisi
Head in lateral view. Illustration by Steve Walsh from Walsh and Chakrabarty (2016)
ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
GobiiformesGobioideiEleotridae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Mexico

Types

Holotype: CNPE-IBUNAM 19073 (ex. UF 101173) 34.1mm SL. Paratypes: LSUMZ 17726 (ex. UF 101173) 28.0mm SL, UF 101173 (9 specimens) 11.6mm - 31.6mm SL, UMMZ 231174 19.3mm SL and 29.9mm SL.

Genus Zoobank registered.

Species Zoobank registered.

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: an unexplored phreatic cave below Presa Miguel Alemán reservoir, Oaxaca, Mexico. (18°11'22.58"N, 96°36'56.02"W).

Habitat

No details are known of the true habitat.

Conservation Status

TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Walsh, S.J and Chakrabarty, P Journal Article 2016 A new genus and species of blind sleeper (Teleostei: Eleotridae) from Oaxaca, Mexico: First obligate cave Gobiiform in the western hemisphere