The Pacific Fat Sleeper, Dormitator latifrons, whose common Spanish name is puyeki, is a member of the Sleeper or Eleotridae Family, known collectively as. Species Fact Sheets. Dormitator latifrons (Richardson, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Pacific fat sleeper, Fr -, Sp – Camote del Pacífico. PDF | On May 10, , L. Malec and others published Saccocoelioides lamothei n. sp. de Dormitator latifrons (Pisces: Eleotridae) de lagunas.
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Body compressed; head flat; first dorsal fin with 7 spines, second with 1 spine and 8 to 9 rays; anal fin with 1 spine and 9 to 10 rays; dormihator line with 30 to 34 scales; body depth contained about three times in standard length; body dark green to dark brown with numerous small pale spots Ref.
They have a dark bar under their eyes and several dark brown stripes on the side of their head behind the eyes that extend to the end of their gill cover. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Globally, there are five species in the genus Dormitatortwo of which are found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and one in the Pacific. In Mexican waters the Pacific Fat Sleepers are found in all coastal lagoons and freshwater systems of the Pacific.
They are attractive for marketing due to their long shelf-life without refrigeration.
Freshwater Fishes of Western Ecuador- Dormitator latifrons
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. They reach a maximum length of 61 cm 24 inches and weight of 1. Their anal fin has one spine and 9 or 10 rays; their caudal fin is straight; their first dorsal fin has seven spines; their second dorsal fin has a short base with one spine and 8 or 9 rays; their pectoral fins are relatively short and do not reach the anus; and their pelvic fins are long and widely separated.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The Pacific Fat Dormotator are sold commercially and raised via aquaculture. Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: They have a pale line at the base of their anal fin and a dark line at the base of their pectoral fins.
Ingests much mud and detritus, although also filter plankton Ref. Not available FishBase mirror site: Pacific Fat Sleeper, Dormitator latifrons.
Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.
The zoology of the voyage of H. Their mouth extends to the eyes and is equipped with dorkitator teeth with straight tips set in bands on the jaws. There are many references for its occurrence in the area e.
Found in shallow inshore areas; typically in freshwater but moves freely into the sea. Low to moderate vulnerability 25 of It is cultivated and exported primarily to the United States Laaz et al, Low to moderate vulnerability 25 of They are a component of the aquarium trade on a limited basis.
NA, although the species is heavily exploited and cultured as a food fish.
Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been sormitator. They have a lifespan of up to 12 years. The Pacific Fat Sleepers are found demersal in both freshwater and marine environments over sandy and muddy substrates, such as estuaries, stagnant ditches, and low current velocity coastal creeks in water depths up to 6 feet and in coastal areas with elevations of under feet.
They are bottom feeders that will sift through the substrate consuming detritus, plankton, and small fish.
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Click here for link. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year They are very hardy and capable of surviving for up to ten hours out of water due to their ability to absorb oxygen through their broad and highly vascularized forehead.