Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
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).
Indian Ocean: India.
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). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11:93 p. (Ref. 5218)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01202 (0.00515 - 0.02809), b=2.98 (2.78 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .