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Noun1.Eleotridae - sleepers
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
sleeper goby, sleeper - tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
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Sleeper gobies lie still on the bottom as if they were asleep, and many species enter estuaries and rivers.
But all kinds of weird stuff showed up: armored catfish, sleeper gobies, freshwater prawns, left-eyed flounder.