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: Hypseleotris: Greek, hypselos = high + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335). More on author: Hoese.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory. Tropical; 15°S - 16°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7299)
Oceania: known only from the upper Roe River and Youwangela Creek in the Prince Regent Reserve of northern Western Australia.
Inhabits clear, rocky pools with slow to moderate flow. Small groups are seen hovering in midwater or swimming slowly near rocky crevices or among vegetation or submerged branches (Ref. 5259, 44894). Females light colored, with truncate caudal fin and dorsal well separated. Males grow to bigger size, with rounded caudal fin, prolonged dorsal and anal rays and the first dorsal membrane almost touching the second dorsal (Ref. 2906).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00933 (0.00293 - 0.02977), b=3.03 (2.78 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .