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Eleotrinae Leptophilypnus  

Meek & Hildebrand 1916

Members of the genus possess: mouth large, oblique with prominent lower jaw; no preopercular spine; no spines on first or second branchiostegal rays; no serrations on bony supraorbital ridge; eyes dorsolateral; interorbital not wider than eye diameter; gill opening extending forward nearly to vertical from posterior margin of eye; sensory papillae present in transverse rows; transverse rows of free neuromasts above pectoral-fin base and midlaterally on trunk, at least one very long row beneath pectoral-fin base that extends onto upper abdomen; D1 VI; head, predorsal, and prepelvic regions without scales; scales on trunk ctenoid with 30-36 scales in a longitudinal series. (Thacker, Pezold and Suttkus 2006)

Parent Taxon Type Author Distribution
Leptophilypnus fluviatilis S Meek & Hildebrand, 1916 Western Atlantic: Panama
Leptophilypnus guatemalensis S Thacker & Pezold, 2006 Western Atlantic: Yucatan Peninsula
Leptophilypnus panamensis S (Meek & Hildebrand, 1916) Western Atlantic: Panama and Costa Rica