Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Oxudercidae
(Mudskippers) > Periophthalminae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335); walailakae: Named in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the foundation of Walailak University (Ref. 49729).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Brackish; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: Andaman coast of southern Thailand to Western Pacific in Singapore.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49729); 12.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9 - 10;
soft rays: 8 - 10. Teeth in both jaws in a single row; snout, isthmus and interorbital region with no scales; frenum strongly prominent; pelvic fins completely joined by membrane for entire length to form a disk; dorsal fins well separated; first dorsal brownish red with a white margin, its margin rounded; second dorsal fin with a black stripe in middle of fin; dark brown and pale yellow spots on head and trunk (Ref. 49729). Caudal fin asymmetrically rounded (Ref. 49729).
Facultative air-breathing (Ref. 126274); Found in mangrove forests (Ref. 49729). Builds burrows 9-13 cm wide and 100-120 cm deep (Ref. 49729). Nocturnal, leaving the burrow to feed in the evening and returning in the morning (Ref. 49729).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Darumas, U. and P. Tantichodok, 2002. A new species of mudskipper (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from southern Thailand. Phuket Mar. Biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 64:101-107. (Ref. 49729)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00514 - 0.02340), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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).