Teleostei (teleosts) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Oxudercidae
(Mudskippers) > Periophthalminae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Indian Ocean: India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
(total): 9 - 11;
soft rays: 12 - 13. This is a sexually dimorphic species, with males possessing greatly elongate first spine of first dorsal fin, reaching eighth element of second dorsal fin when appressed; when preserved first dorsal fin brown or black with white distal edge, no spots; margin of first dorsal fin concave in males while concave to straight in females; second dorsal fin with two black bands, broader one located inframarginally and the other located medially, black spots basally on membrane between dorsal fin elements; pelvic fin with prominent frenum and inner rays fused for more than half of length. D1 modally IX; D2 modally I,12; A modally I,13; caudal fin rays modally 15 segmented rays, with first and last two rays unbranched; 62-67 lateral scale rows; 18-24 predorsal scales (Ref. 83659).
Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); An intertidal and amphibious air-breather that actively shuttles back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Murdy, E.O., 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 11:1-93. (Ref. 5218)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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