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: montana: Specific name is from the Latin montana (of mountains) in reference to the mountainous terrain in which the species occurs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 77038). Tropical; 22°C - ? (Ref. 77038)
Oceania: upper Awaetowa River on Fergusson Island in the D' Entrecasteaux Islands of Papau New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77038)
soft rays: 8 - 9. Distinguished by the following characters: caudal peduncle depth 13.0-13.9% of SL, average 13.35%; second dorsal fin base length 19.1-22.2% SL, average 20.9%; anal fin base length 16.0-18.9% SL, average 17.21%; indistinct orange bands on the head that disappear in preservative; floor of mouth is liberally covered with tiny melanophores (Ref. 77038).
Inhabits cool, clear, fast flowing water in a primary forest at an elevation of approximately 580 m. Prefers quiet sections, protected from direct current, occurring on sand, gravel and rock substrates in 0.5-1 m depth (Ref. 77038).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 2003. Allomogurnda, a new genus of gudgeon (Eleotridae) from fresh waters of New Guinea, with descriptions of seven new species. Fishes of Sahul 17(3-4):978-997. (Ref. 77038)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00426 - 0.02456), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.1 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 (12 of 100) .