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: papuensis: Named for its type locality, which is situated in Papua Province of Indonesia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 84036). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84036)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: West Papua, Indonesia.
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).
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)
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01020 (0.00425 - 0.02448), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766