Parapocryptes rictuosus (Valenciennes, 1837)
photo by Devarapalli, P.

Family:  Oxudercidae (Mudskippers), subfamily: Oxudercinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: India.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: floor of mouth and tongue with black flecks; 2 small pores anteriorly on nape; extremely long caudal fin, length 26.6-32.5% SL; longitudinal scale count 81-94; body depth 8.3-11.6% SL; head depth 8.9-11.5% SL ; head width 8.3-11.2% SL; predorsal scales 32-40 (Ref. 5218).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 26 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.09.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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