10 Feb '12, 8am

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Family Eleotrididae Africa to the Indo-Pacific. The sleeper gobies differ from the true gobies in that their pelvic fins are not fused to form a sucker. Otherwise, they are similar to the true gobies in most respects. Many members can get very big. Genus Oxyeleotris Pelvic fins of Eleotrididae Pelvic fins of Gobiidae Photo: Francis Lim Marbled Goby or Soon Hock Oxyeleotris marmorata Ikan Ketutu, Euryhaline; 50 cm; oviparous; carnivorous (large specimens are predators of small fish); solitary; benthic. Indigenous, common. Forested and rural streams, ponds, canals and reservoirs. This large, grouper-like fish is reputedly the largest goby in the world. It is sluggish and prefers to spend most of, its time half-buried at the bottom, with eyes sticking out, to ambush prey. It is a much sought-after table fish, commonly found in the menu of many Chinese restaurants. The Marbled...

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