Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia; maccuneae: Named for Amy Cune of Cornell University..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 5 - 5 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Oceania: Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 11;
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. An overall pale grey coloration with dusky fins, with a distinctly spatulate 'duck-billed' snout. It is distinguished from Mogurnda fulva in having a shorter head, narrower interorbital, less steep mouth and a longer caudal fin (Ref. 36923).
Commonly observed around the mouth of the Soro river over beds of matted algae Nitella pseudoflabellata and the eel grass Valisneria natans. Specimens collected with the use of handnets while using SCUBA (Ref. 36923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jenkins, A.P., P.M. Buston and G.R. Allen, 2000. Two new species of freshwater gudgeons (Eleotrididae: Mogurnda) from Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(1):47-54. (Ref. 36923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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
): 3.3 ±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).