Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia.
More on authors: Allen & Hoese.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 5°S - 6°S
Oceania: known only from Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea, where it is apparently rare.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 13;
Vertebrae: 33. Distinguished by the following characters: dorsal rays VIII - I,11-12; anal rays I,10-13; pectoral rays 14-16; scales in lateral series 38-39; transverse scale rows 12-13; predorsal scales 20-26; postdorsal scales 11-12; gill rakers on first arch 2-3 + 8-9 = 10-12; total vertebrae 33; snout relatively elongate, concave, its length about 3.7 in head length; body depth at pelvic fin origin 23.2-23.7% of SL; color in alcohol overall dark brown, nearly black except anus and genital papilla whitish; fins blackish; juveniles (under 35 mm SL) tan to whitish with dense covering of contracted melanophores giving overall dusky coloration, fins blackish (Ref. 26739).
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00411 - 0.02433), 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).