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: multicincta: Name from Latin 'multicincta' meaning many bars or bands; referring to the diagnostic colour pattern of the species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116997)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 9 - 11;
Vertebrae: 30 - 32. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D VII-VIII+I,10-12; A I,9-11; pectoral-fin rays 13-15, scales in longitudinal series 35-41; predorsal scales 15-18; no head pores; cycloid predorsal scales, increasing in size anteriorly, reaching forward to above posterior half of eye, the anteriormost 1-3 scales with reverse scale orientation featuring exposed anterior margin; dorsalmost two-thirds of operculum covered with large cycloid scales, in 4-5 rows; naked cheek or with few embedded cycloid scales posterior to eye; the gill opening extends anteroventrally to almost reach the posterior preopercular margin; colour pattern with stripes on lower and middle cheek, short oblique band posterior to dorsoposterior corner of eye, and series of 10-14 vertical brown bars (Ref. 116997).
Occurs in a narrow rainforest creek with slow-flowing sections interrupted by occasional rapids where the fish congregated among branches of submerged logs. The stream has a typical assemblage of small-stream dwelling fishes including Tandanus gjellerupi, Chilatherina fasciata, Melanotaenia affinis, Glossamia gjellerupi, Hephaestus transmontanus, Mogurnda aurofodinae, and Oxyeleotris fimbriata. In 2007, a collection done at the same site by P. Unmack yielded two additional species including Glossogobius torrentis and introduced tilapia Oreochromis mossambica (Ref. 116997).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and D.F. Hoese, 2017. A new species of Allomogurnda (Gobioidei; Eleotridae) from the Sepik River system of Papua New Guinea. Cybium 41(2):171-177. (Ref. 116997)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00284 - 0.01468), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .