The bigmouth sleeper is a member of the sleeper family. It has an elongate, cylindrical body and a large, broad head. The dorsal profile is gently arched to the dorsal fins and then slopes down to the caudal peduncle. The mouth is large and terminal with a projecting lower jaw, and this species has large lips and a pointed snout with a projecting lower jaw. All fins are spotted. The bigmouth sleeper is a brackish and freshwater species that inhabits creeks, canals, ponds and lakes. It can often be found inland, but also in coastal areas of fresh and brackish water.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — South Florida and the Atlantic Coast