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: papua: Named papua with reference to the historical English name for southeastern Papua New Guinea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Oceania: Papua New Guinea from the Huon Gulf near Lae to the Laloki River system near Port Moresby.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77038)
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8 - 11. Distinguished from other members of the genus by having deeper body. In addition, it differs also from most other species by having slightly smaller scales, with modal transverse scale count 13 or more based on 68% of 47 specimens (vs. usually 11-12 rows in most other species), zigzag scale count on the caudal peduncle usually 11 (vs. 9 in most other species); and more predorsal scales 23 or more based on 54% of 56 specimens (vs. usual count of less than 23 scales) (Ref. 77038).
Occurs usually in cool, clear, rainforest streams over mud and rocky bottoms (Ref. 77038). Attains at least 11.7 cm SL (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=0.01047 (0.00450 - 0.02435), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, 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 (23 of 100) .