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; kaimana: Named with reference to the nearby town of Kaimana, the capital of Kaimana Regency, within which the type locality is situated.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Lake Furnusu in West Papua, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95614)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 10 - 13. Mogurnda kaimana is distinguished by the following combination of characters: 11 or 12 soft dorsal rays; 12 (rarely 11) soft anal rays; 15-17 (rarely 17) pectoral rays; 36-42 scales in lateral series; 21-25 predorsal scales; usually 9 (80% of specimens with 8-9) rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; body depth at pelvic origin 21.1-26.4% SL; body depth at anal origin 21.1-26.4% SL; head length 34.338.1% SL; interorbital width 11.3-14.2% SL; pelvic-fin length 18.6-25.9% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 12.4-15.2% SL; snout profile concave, especially noticeable in adults, but detectable in juveniles as small as 25 mm SL; and young specimens with a series of about 10 dark squares on sides, gradually developing pattern of numerous irregular spots and blotches on side, becoming increasingly melanistic with age, while adults entirely dark brown, nearly blackish (sometimes with hint of darker mottling) (Ref. 95614).
Found in a small mountain lake, Lake Furnusu. Most of its paratypes occurred adjacent to a rocky shore among aquatic vegetation and submerged Pandanus roots. Other fishes found in the lake are provisionally identified as Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Plotosidae), Craterocephalus sp. (Atherinidae), Melanotaenia mairasi (Melanotaeniidae) , and Oxyeleotris nullipora Eleotridae (Ref. 95614).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2014. Two new species of freshwater gudgeons (Eleotridae: Mogurnda) from the Arguni Bay Region of West Papua, Indonesia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 20(2):97-110. (Ref. 95614)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (22 of 100) .