Gudgeon ( Eleotris sp. )
Common Name: Gudgeon, Sleeper,
Local Name: (Tagalog), Cadurog, Palog, Lagnas (Cebuano)
Max Size: cm
Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Freshwater
Depth: 0 – ?? m
Fishing Season: All Year Long
Minimum Size Limit: None
Recommended Bait: Shrimp, worms and crustaceans;
IUCN Red List Status:
This is a fish of the genus Eleotris which are known as Sleepers or Gudgeons. Similar to Gobies and Snakeheads, Sleepers often sit motionless on the riverbed waiting for prey to pass by. They a generally quite small and of little value to sport fishermen however they can grow to impressive sizes of over 1 ft in length. Anglers are most likely to encounter these fish when fishing in rivers and estuaries with bait or small lures.
Because of the diversity within this genus of fish we have simply listed the genus.