Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in rocky streams flowing through steep-sided valleys. May also be found on mud bottom lowland creeks if the specimen from the Bulloo River, Queensland is identified to be this species. Spawning occurs at temperatures over 20°C. Females lay between 200 and 800 eggs, usually on the underside of a hard object. The male guards the eggs until hatching, which takes about 7 days. Fry are approximately 5 millimeters long and there is no parental care after hatching. A poorly known species (Ref. 44894).
Females lay eggs on underside of hard object; male guard eggs until hatching; fry about 5 mm long at birth; no parental care after hatching (Ref. 44894).
Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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