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: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 10 - 20. Subtropical; 16°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059); 14°S - 36°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7276); common length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7276)
Oceania: Murray-Darling system of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Also eastern coastal drainages north of the Clarence River, New South Wales.
Inhabits slow-flowing or still waters, among weed (Ref. 7327). Occurs in rivers, creeks and billabongs, usually over rocks or among vegetation (Ref. 44894). Feeds on worms, dragonfly larvae, midge and mosquito larvae, crustaceans and mosquito fishes (Ref. 7327). Maturity: F at 4.9 cm, M at 4.5 cm. Sexually dimorphic. Direct pair spawning in rivers and ponds at 19-34°C in Dec.-Feb. A single cluster of demersal eggs laid on a solid substrate, often close to vegetation (Ref. 7276). Spawns during the rainy season (November to March). Females produce successive batches of 280-1300 eggs which are deposited on rocks, logs, or other solid debris. Males guard and fan the eggs until hatching, which takes about 3-9 days depending on temperature (Ref. 44894). Preyed on by Perca fluviatilis and competes with mosquito fish (Ref. 7329).
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00946 (-0.21803 - 0.23695), b=3.00 (2.88 - 3.12), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .