Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia; cingulata: cingulata (Latin: girdled or banded) with reference to its distinctive colour pattern. An adjective. More on authors: Allen & Hoese.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 5°S - 7°S
Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 16;
Vertebrae: 32 - 35. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: soft dorsal and anal rays usually 13-14; pectoral rays 14-15; scales in lateral series 41-53, often 42 or 43; vertebrae 15-17 + 17-20 = 32-35 (usually 33 or 34); snout relatively short, convex; general live color reddish or brown with series of about 10 dark brown or greyish bars with reddish interspaces and scattered small blue spots along base of second dorsal and anal fins; caudal fin plain or with a few small red spots (Ref. 26739).
Occurs in rocky pools in relatively fast-flowing streams in mountainous terrain. Also found in quiet backwaters and swamps of lowland areas.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00429 - 0.02678), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .