Genus Ptereleotris

A genus of small, slender reef-associated gobioid fishes that hover near the bottom, feeding on zooplankton in the water column. When threatened, they retreat into crevices and burrows.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Ptereleotris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,


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