Calumia papuensis  Allen & Erdmann, 2010

Papuan coralgudgeon
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Eleotridae (Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: papuensis: Named for its type locality, which is situated in Papua Province of Indonesia.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 84036).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84036)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: enlarged mouth with upper jaw reaching to below posterior half of pupil; broad gill opening, extending forward to below middle of eye; 10-12 lower rakers on outer face of first gill arch, elongate and pointed; 14-15 pectoral fins; 25-26 lateral scales; TRB 8; 8-11 predorsal scales; relatively long and slender caudal peduncle, depth 3.0-3.7 (mean 3.24) in SL; first two dorsal spines prolonged and filamentous, length of second dorsal spine 2.9-4.4 in SL; second dorsal fin elevated, becoming progressively taller posteriorly, the fifth segmented ray of each fin longest, often prolonged and filamentous, 2.0-5.5 in SL; color overall brown with 9 narrow pale greyish bars on body, the first just anterior to dorsal fin origin and last at caudal-fin base; dorsal and anal fins mainly dusky grey with small reddish spots, broad orange submarginal band, and equally wide white margin; caudal fin orange with white upper and lower margin (Ref. 84036).

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Western Central Pacific: West Papua, Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a sheltered, silty reef situated close to shore in 5-12 m depth in contrast (Ref. 84036). Inhabits caves and crevices of inshore and outer reefs (Ref. 90102).

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2010. Two new species of Calumia (Teleostei: Eleotridae) from West Papua, Indonesia. Aqua, Intnl. J. Ichthyol. 16(2):71-80.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01120 (0.00495 - 0.02535), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  0.0   ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .