Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)
Distinguished by the following: joint ventral fins; ventral fins situated directly behind pectoral fins; pelvis connected with shoulder girdle (Ref. 92840); pelvic fins totally united into a rounded
disk; Dl tall, its margin straight, no stripes or spots on fin, first two spines elongate in males, only first spine elongate in females, first spine in males relatively longer than first spine in females; D2 with dusky stripe mesially; dorsal fins not connected by membrane; Dl with 7-10 spines; longitudinal scale count 64-77; head width 12.6-2l.8% SL; pelvic fin length 12.4-16.8% SL; length of anal fin base 16.7-20.6% SL; length of D2 base 16.3-24.3% SL; total D2 elements 12-13; total anal fin elements 11-13; TRDB 15-19 (Ref. 5218).
Eastern Indian Ocean: eastern India to Indonesia.
An intertidal and amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184) found in brackish mangrove and nipa palm areas (Ref. 7050). Actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184).
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01070 (0.00600 - 0.01907), b=2.84 (2.68 - 3.00), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .