Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Eleotridae
(Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Oceania: known only from the Koma and Pio Rivers in the mountainous upper Purari River system of Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26590)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Soft-dorsal and anal-fin rays usually 13-14; pectoral fin-rays 15; scales in lateral series 40; vertebrae 15+17-18=32-33; snout relatively short and convex; color in life reddish or brown with midlateral series of relatively large, dark brown blotches and a pair of thin dark stripes radiating from rear lower corner of eye across preopercle.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M. Jebb, 1993. A collection of fishes from the Upper Purari River system, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of two new species (Terapontidae and Eleotrididae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4 (3):233-240. (Ref. 26590)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00432 - 0.02536), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .