Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Eleotridae
(Sleepers) > Butinae
Etymology: Oxyeleotris: Greek, oxys = sharp + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 1°S - 10°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Inhabits rivers, creeks, swamps, lakes and ponds. Usually shelters among log debris or undercut banks (Ref. 44894). Occurs in headwaters, often in hilly or mountainous terrain. Found on both rock and mud bottoms.
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. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00427 - 0.02816), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .