Genus Kimberleyeleotris

A genus of gudgeons that is similar to Hypseleotris, differing in having vomerine teeth, reduced scales, a slightly larger mouth and a different pattern of head papillae (Hoese & Allen 1987)
The genus contains two species and both are endemic to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Kimberleyeleotris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Jul 2022,


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