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Family Ptereleotridae

Dartfishes

A small family of goby-like fishes with paired pelvic fins which live in sandy burrows and feed upon zooplankton.  Generally skittish when approached, darting into burrows for safety.

 

HAWAII

Nemateleotris magnifica

FIRE DARTFISH

 

Ptereleotris heteroptera

SPOT-TAIL or INDIGO DARTFISH

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Nemateleotris decora

ELEGANT DARTFISH

 

Ptereleotris evides

TWO-TONE DARTFISH

 


TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Ptereleotris calliura

BLUE DARTFISH