Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Collected from a sheltered, silty reef situated close to shore in 5-12 m depth in contrast (Ref. 84036). Inhabits caves and crevices of inshore and outer reefs (Ref. 90102).
  • 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)
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: West Papua, Indonesia.
  • 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)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 7
  • 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)
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Size

Max. size

3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 84036))
  • 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)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished by the following characters: enlarged mouth with upper jaw reaching to below posterior half of pupil; broad gill opening, extending forward to below middle of eye; 10-12 lower rakers on outer face of first gill arch, elongate and pointed; 14-15 pectoral fins; 25-26 lateral scales; TRB 8; 8-11 predorsal scales; relatively long and slender caudal peduncle, depth 3.0-3.7 (mean 3.24) in SL; first two dorsal spines prolonged and filamentous, length of second dorsal spine 2.9-4.4 in SL; second dorsal fin elevated, becoming progressively taller posteriorly, the fifth segmented ray of each fin longest, often prolonged and filamentous, 2.0-5.5 in SL; color overall brown with 9 narrow pale greyish bars on body, the first just anterior to dorsal fin origin and last at caudal-fin base; dorsal and anal fins mainly dusky grey with small reddish spots, broad orange submarginal band, and equally wide white margin; caudal fin orange with white upper and lower margin (Ref. 84036).
  • 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)
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Type Information

Paratype for Calumia papuensis
Catalog Number: USNM 396018
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): G. Allen & M. Erdmann
Year Collected: 2008
Locality: Pulau Nurage, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific
Depth (m): 5 to 12
  • Paratype: Allen, G. R. & Erdmann, M. V. 20 Apr 2010. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 16 (2): 76, Figs. 4-5.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 84036)
  • 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)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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