Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Mogurnda: Aboriginal name used in Australia; mosa: Named with reference to the local Foe language name.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 2 - 2 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Oceania: Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 11;
soft rays: 13 - 15;
Vertebrae: 33. Similar to Mogurnda fulva and Mogurnda maccuneae from Lake Kutubu, but distinguished by its coloration, which is generally dark brown or dusky grey on the upper two-thirds and pale tan below, with a faint mid-lateral stripe on the side. It lacks the distinctly spatulate snout of M. maccuneae and is also separable from that species in total vertebrae. It is further distinguished from M. furva in number of soft dorsal rays, soft anal rays, branched caudal rays, predorsal scales, and longer caudal fin (Ref. 36923).
The type locality is on the southern edge of Lake Kutubu near Gesege Village and consists of dense reeds. The species was collected with handnet (Ref. 36923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jenkins, A.P., P.M. Buston and G.R. Allen, 2000. Two new species of freshwater gudgeons (Eleotrididae: Mogurnda) from Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(1):47-54. (Ref. 36923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00436 - 0.02631), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .