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Periophthalmus gracilis  Eggert, 1935

Graceful mudskipper
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by the following characteristics: no pelvic frenum, or if present, only visible with magnification; pelvic fins totally separate; D 1 short and rounded, brown inframarginal stripe terminating into a prominent black spot, no elongate spines; D2 with single dusky stripe mesially; dorsal fins not connected by membrane; Dl with 9'-11 spines; longitudinal scale count 52-70; head width 14.2-19.3% SL; pelvic fin length 11.7-15.1 % SL; length of anal fin base 17.8-21.1% SL; length ofD2 base 18.8-21.3% SL; total D2 elements 12-13; total anal fin elements 11-12; TRDB 14-20 (Ref. 5218).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and the Philippines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An intertidal and amphibious air-breather that actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00634 - 0.02616), b=2.90 (2.71 - 3.09), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.