Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Eleotridae > Gobiomorus > Gobiomorus dormitor

Gobiomorus dormitor (Bigmouth Sleeper; Giant goby; Guabine)

Synonyms: Alvarius lateralis; Eleotris dormitatrix; Eleotris longiceps; Platycephalus dormitator
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Migration [1]  Catadromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cordillera Volcanica Central Forest Reserve VI 150571 Costa Rica  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
La Selva Biological Station Protective Zone VI 6052 Costa Rica
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Shipstern Nature Reserve IV 20453 Belize

Prey / Diet

Dorosoma petenense (Threadfin shad)[2]
Epilobocera sinuatifrons[2]


Megalops atlanticus (Tarpon)[3]


Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopian; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nearctic; Neotropical; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Central Atlantic: Southern Florida and southern Texas in USA to eastern Brazil. Eastern Central Atlantic: Macias Nguema (Fernando Po).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Diet overlap between native bigmouth sleepers (Gobiomorus dormitor) and introduced predatory fishes in a Puerto Rico reservoir, N. M. Bacheler, J. W. Neal, R. L. Noble, Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2004: 13: 111–118
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London