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Boleophthalmus pectinirostris  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Great blue spotted mudskipper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Boleophthalmus: Name from Greek, ßo?? for ejected and 'ophthalmos' for eye; refers to species capability to rapidly raise their eyes above the level of their orbital cavities, as if the eyes were being ejected..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 8.0 - 8.5; non-migratory; depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical; 26°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)

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Northwest Pacific: China, Korean Peninsula, Japan and Taiwan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2060); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 53358)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-31; Anal soft rays: 24 - 30. Distinguished by the following characteristics: Total elements in D2 23-26; caudal fin length 18.3-22.2% SL; head length 24.3-28.0% SL; length of D2 base 41.5-46.1% SL; first D2 element usually segmented and branched; longitudinal scale count 84-123; predorsal scales 26-48; lower jaw teeth notched (Ref. 5218).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An intertidal and amphibious air-breather that actively shuttles back and forth between tide pools and air (Ref. 31184). Creeps around and browses on mud flats at low tide; stays in a burrow in the mud at high tide. Herbivores that graze on diatoms on the mud surface during low tide (Ref. 92840). Caught for food. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00536 - 0.01626), b=2.97 (2.81 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.