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Family: Oxudercidae Mudskippers



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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Apocryptes bato (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Rahman, A.K.A.
 
Apocryptes bato
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Apocryptodon madurensis (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Apocryptodon madurensis
[Madura goby]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Apocryptodon punctatus Tomiyama, 1934

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Apocryptodon punctatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Boleophthalmus birdsongi Murdy, 1989

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus birdsongi
[Birdsong's mudskipper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Boleophthalmus boddarti
[Boddart's goggle-eyed goby]



Known only from Austalia.
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus McCulloch & Waite, 1918

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus
[Bluespotted mudskipper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus dussumieri
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris
[Great blue spotted mudskipper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Boleophthalmus poti Polgar, Jaafar & Konstantinidis, 2013

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Boleophthalmus poti
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Oxuderces dentatus Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Oxuderces dentatus
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Oxuderces wirzi (Koumans, 1937)

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Oxuderces wirzi
[Wirz's goby]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Parapocryptes rictuosus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Parapocryptes rictuosus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Parapocryptes serperaster
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25.5 cm TL
Periophthalmodon freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Bucol, A.A.
 
Periophthalmodon freycineti
[Pug-headed mudskipper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Periophthalmodon schlosseri
[Giant mudskipper]



Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Periophthalmodon septemradiatus (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmodon septemradiatus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Periophthalmus argentilineatus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Periophthalmus argentilineatus
[Barred mudskipper]



Africa
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Periophthalmus barbarus
[Atlantic mudskipper]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Periophthalmus chrysospilos
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Periophthalmus darwini Larson & Takita, 2004

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus darwini
[Darwin's mudskipper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Periophthalmus gracilis Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus gracilis
[Graceful mudskipper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL
Periophthalmus kalolo Lesson, 1831

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Periophthalmus kalolo
[Common mudskipper]



Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus Lee, Choi & Ryu, 1995

Photo by Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Periophthalmus malaccensis Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus malaccensis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Periophthalmus minutus Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Periophthalmus minutus
[Minute mudskipper]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Periophthalmus modestus Cantor, 1842

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Periophthalmus modestus
[Shuttles hoppfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis
[New Guinea mudskipper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Periophthalmus novemradiatus (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Periophthalmus novemradiatus
[Pearse's mudskipper]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Periophthalmus pusing
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Periophthalmus spilotus Murdy & Takita, 1999

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus spilotus
[]



Eastern Indian to Western
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Periophthalmus takita Jaafar & Larson, 2008

Photo by Photo by Takita, T.
 
Periophthalmus takita
[Takita's mudskipper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Periophthalmus variabilis Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus variabilis
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Periophthalmus walailakae Darumas & Tantichodok, 2002

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Periophthalmus walailakae
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Periophthalmus waltoni Koumans, 1941

Photo by Photo by Dab, K.
 
Periophthalmus waltoni
[Walton's mudskipper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Periophthalmus weberi Eggert, 1935

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus weberi
[Weber's mudskipper]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pseudapocryptes borneensis (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudapocryptes borneensis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pseudapocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Pseudapocryptes elongatus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Scartelaos cantoris (Day, 1871)

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Scartelaos cantoris
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Scartelaos gigas Chu & Wu, 1963

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Scartelaos gigas
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Nip, T.
 
Scartelaos histophorus
[Walking goby]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Scartelaos tenuis (Day, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Pope, M.
 
Scartelaos tenuis
[Indian Ocean slender mudskipper]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Zappa confluentus (Roberts, 1978)

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Zappa confluentus
[Slender mudskipper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apocryptes bato Indian Ocean 26 TL 1822
Apocryptodon madurensis Madura goby Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1849
Apocryptodon punctatus Northwest Pacific 6.7 SL 1934
Boleophthalmus birdsongi Birdsong's mudskipper Indo-West Pacific 11.1 SL 1989
Boleophthalmus boddarti Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1770
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus Bluespotted mudskipper Known only from Austalia. 16.5 SL 1918
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Indian Ocean 18.7 TL 1837
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris Great blue spotted mudskipper Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1758
Boleophthalmus poti Western Pacific 10.8 SL 2013
Oxuderces dentatus Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1850
Oxuderces wirzi Wirz's goby Oceania 10.5 SL 1937
Parapocryptes rictuosus Indian Ocean 15 SL 1837
Parapocryptes serperaster Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1846
Periophthalmodon freycineti Pug-headed mudskipper Western Pacific 25.5 TL 1824
Periophthalmodon schlosseri Giant mudskipper Indo-West Pacific 27 TL 1770
Periophthalmodon septemradiatus Asia 10 SL 1822
Periophthalmus argentilineatus Barred mudskipper Indo-Pacific 19 TL 1837
Periophthalmus barbarus Atlantic mudskipper Africa 14.7 SL 1766
Periophthalmus chrysospilos Eastern Indian Ocean 12.9 SL 1853
Periophthalmus darwini Darwin's mudskipper Oceania 4.6 SL 2004
Periophthalmus gracilis Graceful mudskipper Indo-Pacific 4.5 SL 1935
Periophthalmus kalolo Common mudskipper Indo-Pacific 14.1 SL 1831
Periophthalmus magnuspinnatus Asia 10.3 SL 1995
Periophthalmus malaccensis Western Pacific 9 SL 1935
Periophthalmus minutus Minute mudskipper Western Pacific 7.8 SL 1935
Periophthalmus modestus Shuttles hoppfish Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1842
Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis New Guinea mudskipper Asia and Oceania 8 SL 1935
Periophthalmus novemradiatus Pearse's mudskipper Indian Ocean 10 SL 1822
Periophthalmus pusing Western Pacific 3.5 SL 2016
Periophthalmus spilotus Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1999
Periophthalmus takita Takita's mudskipper Eastern Indian to Western 6.5 SL 2008
Periophthalmus variabilis Western Pacific 7.0 SL 1935
Periophthalmus walailakae Eastern Indian Ocean 12.7 SL 2002
Periophthalmus waltoni Walton's mudskipper Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1941
Periophthalmus weberi Weber's mudskipper Western Pacific 10 SL 1935
Pseudapocryptes borneensis Asia 12 TL 1855
Pseudapocryptes elongatus Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1816
Scartelaos cantoris Eastern Indian Ocean 11.9 SL 1871
Scartelaos gigas Northwest Pacific 17.2 SL 1963
Scartelaos histophorus Walking goby Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1837
Scartelaos tenuis Indian Ocean slender mudskipper Western Indian Ocean 15.5 TL 1876
Zappa confluentus Slender mudskipper Asia and Oceania 4.4 SL 1978



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