Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis  Eggert, 1935

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical; 8°S - 19°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D1 modally XI; D2 modally I,12; A modally I,11; caudal fin modally with 17 segmented rays; 71-110 lateral scales; 25-32 predorsal scales; inner rays of pelvic fin always united for more than three-quarters of their length; color of first dorsal fin red-brown or black, with broad, black submarginal stripe and white distal margin, the posterior edge concave, giving triangular shape to fin; color of second dorsal fin with whitish margin and one broad, black sub-marginal band and basal row of black spots; anal, pectoral, or caudal fins usually no markings, small brown spots or dusky pigment along length of fin or fin rays in some individuals; pelvic fin with prominent frenum and heavily pigmented on dorsal surface, with narrow, yellowish to whitish marginal band (Ref. 83599).

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Asia and Oceania: Currently known from Australia and Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An intertidal and amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184) which inhabits brackish mangrove and nipa palm areas, sometimes enters the lower reaches of freshwater streams (Ref. 2847. 44894). Occurs in the margin of estuaries and tidal creeks (Ref. 44894). 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=0.01202 (0.00524 - 0.02758), b=2.98 (2.78 - 3.18), based on LWR estimates for this 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):  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.