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Duckbill sleeper, Butis butis (Hamilton, 1822)

Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Suborder: Gobioidei Family: Eleotridae (Eleotrididae) (Sleepers) Subfamily: Butinae Genus: Butis Species: B. butis

Common name: Duckbill sleeper (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000)

Synonyms Cheilodipterus butis (Hamilton, 1822) Eleotris butis (Hamilton, 1822)

Distribution: Estuaries, tidal rivers and creeks in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000); Bay of Bengle (Rahman, 1989); Indo-west Pacific Ocean (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, …read more