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: eilperinae: Named for Juliet Eilperin, an environmental journalist who has continued to expose and support the Bird’s Head Seascape marine conservation program.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 84036). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Central Pacific: West Papua, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84036); 2.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: moderately enlarged mouth with upper jaw reaching to below anterior half of pupil; broad gill opening, extending forward to below posterior half of eye; 15 lower rakers on outer face of first gill arch (total rakers 18), elongate and pointed; 13 pectoral fins; 24 lateral scale count; 7 transverse scale count (TRB); 7-8 predorsal scales; relatively long and slender caudal peduncle, depth 2.9-3.1 in SL; first two dorsal spines prolonged and filamentous, length of second dorsal spine 2.4-2.5 in SL; second dorsal fin relatively short and rounded, its height about equal to base of fin and 6.9-9.0 in SL; anal fin with triangular margin, the middle ray longest, forming short filament, its length 3.7-4.5 in SL; color of head and body mainly brown; 5 irregular, narrow whitish bars on side, the first just anterior to first dorsal fin origin and last below posterior margin of second dorsal fin; irregular short whitish bars and spots on caudal peduncle; second dorsal and anal fins with irregular brown and white bands, broad brown submarginal band, and broad white outer margin; caudal fin brown with wavy white bands and white upper and lower margins (Ref. 84036).
Collected from a sheltered, silty reef situated close to shore in 5-12 m depth (Ref. 84036). Inhabits crevices and caves (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2010. Two new species of Calumia (Teleostei: Eleotridae) from West Papua, Indonesia. Aqua, Intnl. J. Ichthyol. 16(2):71-80. (Ref. 84036)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00432 - 0.02536), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .