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Periophthalmus weberi  Eggert, 1935

Weber's 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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 2°S - 19°S

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Western Pacific: restricted to Irian Jaya (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea and northern Australia. Records from the Ganges Delta in the Indian region probably refer to Periophthalmodon septemradiatus.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8 - 11. Distinguished by the following characteristics: Pelvic frenum lacking or only visible with magnification; in males, Dl height moderate, its margin almost straight, no stripe on fin only a few pale blue spots in life, white spots in preservative, all spines extend beyond membrane and first spine more than twice as long as others, dorsal fins contiguous, connected by membrane; in females, Dl negligible, represented by only a few short spines; D2 in both sexes lacking stripes; D 1 with 4-16 spines; longitudinal scale count 46-52; head width 15.4-19.4% SL; pelvic fin length 15.0-17.1 % SL ; length of anal fin base 14.2-18.5% SL; lengthofD2 base 20.6-26.8% SL; total D2 elements 11-14; total anal fin elements 9-12; TRDB 12-17 (Ref. 5218).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits brackish mangroves including the margin of estuaries and tidal creeks. Also penetrates the lower, tidal portions of freshwater streams (Ref. 44894). Appears to be restricted to tidal fresh waters in areas of mangrove and nipa palms (Ref. 2847). Amphibious air-breather (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). Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 11:1-93. (Ref. 5218)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01047 (0.00488 - 0.02245), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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 (26 of 100) .