Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335).
Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Sep. 2011: Ref. 88002) recognizes Periophthalmus cantonensis (Osbeck, 1765) as valid on the basis of Cyprinus ccantonensis Osbeck, 1865 after several publications posterior to Murdy (1989: Ref. 5218) but without mentioning the later author that we follow here, The original description must be re-assessed as there is few chances that it is a Gobiidae. See Murdy (1989) for the history of that name.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 46888). Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5258)
Northwest Pacific: Vietnam (Ref. 44416), northward to Korea and southern Japan (Ref. 559).
Intertidal, actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184). They breathe air when out of water (Ref. 31184). Can stay out of the water for up to 22-60 hours if kept moist (Ref. 51276). Found in estuaries, swamps, marshy areas and tidal mud flats. Moves around briskly on land preying on small animals. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
Murdy, E.O., 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the Oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11:93 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02164 (-0.18839 - 0.23167), b=2.76 (2.64 - 2.87), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766