Abstract: The bigmouth sleeper Gobiomorus dormitor is an eleotrid species found in southern Florida and Texas, along the Atlantic coast of Central and South. bigmouth sleeper Gobiomorus dormitor Identification and Information for Texas Fishes. Taxonomic Hierarchy. Life. Animalia. Chordata. Actinopterygii. Perciformes. Eleotridae (Sleepers). Gobiomorus. Gobiomorus dormitor (Bigmouth Sleeper).

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The bigmouth sleeper Gobiomorus dormitor is an eleotrid species found in southern Florida and Vormitor, along the Atlantic coast of Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands. The above copyright notice must appear in all copies; Any use of the documents available from this server gobilmorus be for informational purposes only and in no instance for commercial purposes; Some data may be downloaded to files and altered in format for analytical purposes, however the data should still be referenced using the citation above; No graphics available from this server can be used, copied or distributed separate from the accompanying text.

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Gobiomorus dormitor LacepedeBigmouth sleeper. Although bigmouth sleeperstypically inhabit lotic habitats, they have been found in four reservoirs in PuertoRico. Distribution Native and Introduced U. Diet of small bigmouth sleepers 50 – mm TL mainlyconsisted of insects, whereas larger fish primarily preyed upon fish and freshwatercrabs.


This report was printed on. Please refer to our Distribution Data Sources to find contact information for your jurisdiction. Distribution by Watershed based on multiple information sources. Deep water, Shallow water Habitat Comments: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U. This species is important in terms of recreational and consumptivefishing, and conservation.

Ecology of bigmouth sleepers (Eleotridae: Gobiomorus dormitor) in a Puerto Rico reservoir

Center of abundance is in the Caribbean dormitod, but dormitod species is also common in tributaries to the southern Gulf of Mexico; it is absent from tributaries along the northern and eastern margins of the Gulf of Mexico; it apparently occurs also in the western Bahamas Gilmore Many sizes of bigmouth sleepers werecollected during this study, ranging from 25 to mm TL.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Spawns in brackish water or fresh water. This species is represented by a large number of occurrences subpopulations.

Inhabits larger free flowing clear water streams Ref. The smallestmature male observed was mm TL, while the smallest mature female was mm TL. Economic Attributes Not yet assessed.

Vulnerable Warren et al.

Human uses

American Fisheries Society, Special Publication Atlas of North American freshwater fishes. Population biology, diet, and reproduction of bigmouth sleepers in CariteReservoir were examined between and Gobiomorus dormitor in a Puerto Rico reservoir Author: The following citation should be used in any published materials which reference the web site.


Fishes of the Tortuguero area; Caribbean Costa Rica.

University Press of Florida, Gainsville. Pages in C. Marine, estuarine, and diadromous fish stocks at risk of extinction in North America exclusive of Pacific salmonids. This report was printed on Trademark Notice: Sign our Guest Book. NatureServe makes no representations about the suitability of the information delivered from this server or any other documents that are referenced to or linked to this server.

Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 2: No trademark owned by NatureServe may be used in advertising or promotion pertaining to the distribution of documents delivered from this server without specific advance permission from NatureServe. Adults typically occur in flowing fresh water, often well inland Robins and RayGilmorebut some breeding populations occur in freshwater lakes in Central America see Gilmore Gobiomorus dormitor in a Puerto Rico reservoir Show full item record Title: This species is common in much of its range.

Growth and Population structure: In Florida, threats include reduced water quality, loss of natural aquatic vegetative cover, alteration of natural stream flows, and barriers such as floodgates and salinity dams Gilmore Bigmouth Sleeper, Gobiomorus dormitor.

Investigate population dynamics, microhabitat requirements, and aspects of early life history Gilmore Invertivore, Piscivore Food Comments: