Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Eleotridae
(Bully sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Hypseleotris: Greek, hypselos = high + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335); barrawayi: Named after the late Sandy Barraway, traditional owner of the Sleisbeck country, who had great knowledge of the fauna and stories associated with that country..
More on author: Larson.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.3 - ? ; dH range: 11.48 - ?. Tropical
Oceania: known only from upper reaches of Katherine River system in Northern Territory, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76845)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 8;
soft rays: 9 - 11;
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. Distinguished from all other species of the genus Hypseleotris by a combination of the following characters: side of the body with distinct dark vertical bars; first and second dorsal fins banded with light and dark pigment; caudal fin plain or with several dusky bars or rows of spots; dark bar on pectoral base darkest dorsally and diffuse on ventral part of fin base; 26 vertebrae; preopercle with scales; postdorsal scale count usually 9, lateral scale count 30-34, usually 32, and predorsal scales scattered along midline of nape and/or above opercle and preopercle, not reaching eyes and often absent altogether (Ref. 76845).
Prefers clear quiet water with sheltered places such as near steep banks with overhanging vegetation, among bankside roots, submerged logs. Reported to form large loose schools or occur in low abundance and solitary Ref. 76845).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Larson, H.K., 2007. A new species of carp gudgeon, Hypseleotris (Pisces: Gobioidei: Eleotridae), from the Katherine River system, Northern Territory. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 23:111-117. (Ref. 76845)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.01096 (0.00443 - 0.02716), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.2 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .