The largescaled spinycheek sleeper is a member of the sleeper family. It has an elongate body that is dark brown. This species also has a distinctly paler cream-colored area dorsally that extends from the tip of the snout, between the eyes and to the caudal fin base. It has a blunt snout and upturned mouth with a broad head, and the dorsal profile is gently arched. The largescaled spinycheek sleeper is a marine species that enters rivers, creeks, canals, ditches and ponds in coastal and inland environments.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — Western and North Central drainages, South Florida and the Atlantic Coast