Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia; arguni: Named with reference to the general type locality, which encompasses the eastern side of Arguni Bay, West Papua. Treated as a noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Wahisewar stream, Togarni River in Arguni Bay drainage, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95614)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 13. Mogurnda arguni is distinguished by the following combination of characters: 11 or 12 soft dorsal rays; 10-13 (rarely 10 or 13) soft anal rays; 15-16 pectoral rays; 36-40 scales in lateral series; 17-22 predorsal scales; usually 9 lower limb gill rakers; snout profile straight to slightly convex; pelvic-fin length 21.0-24.2% SL; caudal-fin length 26.5-29.1% SL; and young specimens with series of 10 dark bars on side while adults generally darker with less vivid bars (Ref. 95614).
Inhabits relatively clear and slow-flowing Wahisewar stream, a tributary of Togarni River, with patchy aquatic vegetation. Occurs syntopically in the stream with other fishes such as Melanotaenia ammeri, Pseudomugil sp., Glossamia arguni and several gobiioid fishes including Redigobius chrysosoma, Mugilogobius mertoni, Eleotris melanosoma, Periophthalmus weberi, and Oxyeleotris nullipora (Ref. 95614).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2014. Two new species of freshwater gudgeons (Eleotridae: Mogurnda) from the Arguni Bay Region of West Papua, Indonesia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 20(2):97-110. (Ref. 95614)
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
): 3.4 ±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).