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: insularis: Named insularis (Latin of an island), in reference to the type locality, located on Goodenough Island.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 77038)
Oceania: Goodenough Island in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papu New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77038)
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8 - 9. Distinguished from it closely related species Allomogurnda montana on the basis of the several morphometric and color pattern differences: caudal peduncle more slender, with depth ranging from12.2-13.2% of SL, average 12.5% (vs. 13.0-13.9%, average 13.35%); second dorsal fin base length 16.6-20.9% SL (vs. 19.1-22.2% of SL) and anal fin base length12.7-15.7% of SL (vs. 16.0-18.9% of SL); darker spotting on the body and fins ; distinct dark bands on the head (vs. indistinct orange bands) and a darkish upper pectoral fin base with a distinctive small white to yellow spot on the uppermost part; and melanophores on mouth floor (area directly under the free portion of the tongue) mainly confined to the anterior half of this region, with a large unpigmented area next to the tongue base (vs. liberally covered) (Ref. 77038).
Occurs in a flowing stream in an open rocky bed, with cobble, sand, gravel and rocky substrates. This fish is most common in sections protected from the main current (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00452 - 0.02424), 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
): 3.2 ±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 (11 of 100) .