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; wapoga: wapoga with reference to the drainage system in which it is found.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.6 - 36,751.0; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Asia: Wapoga drainage, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36751)
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Soft dorsal rays 12 (rarely 13); soft anal rays 12 (rarely 13); pectoral rays 14 (rarely 15); scales in lateral series 36 (rarely 35); transverse scales 11 (rarely 10 or 12); predorsal scales 14-17 (usually 16); vertebrae 15 (rarely 16) + 17 = 32 or 33; snout relatively short, rounded; live coloration consisting of blue grey upper back, yellow tan background on head and ventral third of body, and iridescent blue midlaterally with red spotting; three red stripes from lower rear edge of eye across opercle, with upper stripe extending to an iridescent blue spot on upper pectoral fin base; dorsal fins purplish with yellow margins; red spotting on base of dorsal, anal and caudal fins; iridescent blue margin on anal fin (Ref. 36751).
Found in small, swampy pond on the floodplain with clear, still and very shallow water and with bottom composed of soft mud covered with leaf litter (Ref. 36751).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., A.P. Jenkins and S.J. Renyaan, 1999. Morgurnda wapoga, a new species of freshwater gudgeon (Eleotridae) from Irian Jaya. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 26(1-2):63-66. (Ref. 36751)
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
): 3.3 ±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 (12 of 100) .