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Leptophilypnus Meek and Hildebrand, 1916

Description: A small eleotrid with head dorso-ventrally compressed; mouth large, oblique, lower jaw prominent; no preopercular spine; no spines on first or second branchiostegal rays; no serrations on bony supraorbital ridges; eyes dorsolateral; interorbital not wider than eye diameters; infraorbital papillae present in transverse rows on head; D1 - VI; head, predorsal, and prepelvic regions without scales; scales on trunk ctenoid with 30-36 in longitudinal series.

Habitat: Brackish creeks

Size: to 55 mm SL

Distribution: Panama to Honduras


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