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: Belobranchus: Greek, belos, -eos = any projectile + Greek, brangchia = gills (Ref. 45335); segura: Named for Gilles Ségura for his extensive and enthusiastic work on freshwater fauna. A noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Halmahera and Papua Barat Province in Indonesia. Oceania: Solomon islands based on personal communication with D. Hoese.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91761)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 22 - 24. Color pattern consists of red brown with yellowish to orange second dorsal, anal, pectoral and caudal fins. The upper part of the first dorsal fin is orange; the middle and lower parts are mottled grayish to black. No spots on caudal fin. Having 22-28 scales in transverse forward series, 18-21 scales in transverse back series and 16-23 scales in predorsal series (Ref. 91761).
Inhabits estuaries and lower parts of coastal streams, usually over rocky or gravel bottoms. Feeds on small shrimps and fish. Spawns in freshwater, its embryos drift downstream to the sea where they undergo a planktonic phase, before returning to the rivers to grow and reproduce (Ref. 91761).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., R.K. Hadiaty and C. Lord, 2012. A new species of Belobranchus (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Eleotridae) from Indonesia. Cybium 36(3):479-484. (Ref. 91761)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00200 - 0.01197), b=3.14 (2.93 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .