Biology:Dormitator latifrons

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Dormitator latifrons
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiiformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Dormitator
D. latifrons
Binomial name
Dormitator latifrons
(J. Richardson, 1844)
  • Eleotris latifrons J. Richardson, 1844
  • Hemieleotris carmenensis Nichols, 1952
  • Dormitator latifrons mexicanus Ginsburg, 1953

Dormitator latifrons, the Pacific fat sleeper, is a species of fish in the family Eleotridae found on the Pacific coast of the Americas from around Palos Verdes, California , to Peru, where it can be found in stagnant or sluggish fresh or brackish waters or nearby marine waters. Males of this species can reach a length of 41 cm (16 in), while females grow to 39 cm (15 in). Most do not exceed 25 cm (9.8 in). A maximum weight of 1.2 kg (2.6 lb) has been recorded. This species is important to local commercial fisheries and is actively farmed.[2]


  1. Lyons, T.J.; van Tassell, J. (2019). "Dormitator latifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T183257A1735255. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T183257A1735255.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Dormitator latifrons" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

External links

Wikidata ☰ Q5298083 entry