Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Oxudercidae
(Mudskippers) > Periophthalminae
Etymology: Boleophthalmus: Name from Greek, ßoƛɛ for ejected and 'ophthalmos' for eye; refers to species capability to rapidly raise their eyes above the level of their orbital cavities, as if the eyes were being ejected..
More on authors: McCulloch & Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal. Tropical (Ref. 5218)
Known only from Austalia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)
Distinguished by the following characteristics: total elements in D2 24-28; length 27.0-29.8% SL ; length of D2 base 43.2-47.9% SL; first D2 element usually segmented and unbranched; longitudinal scale count 90-136; predorsal scales 30-53; lower jaw teeth notched (Ref. 5218).
Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kailola, P.J., 1991. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. III. Gobiidae to Molidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. 153 p. (Ref. 6771)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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