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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gobiidae Gobies
Subfamily: Oxudercinae
Genus: Periophthalmus

(See list of species below)



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19 species
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Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Moreau, J.

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

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

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

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

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Periophthalmus chrysospilos
[]

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

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

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

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

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

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus malaccensis
[]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

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

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

Photo by Murdy, E.O.

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

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

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

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

Photo by Scholtz, D.

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

Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Periophthalmus novemradiatus
[Pearse's mudskipper]
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Periophthalmus pusing
[]

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus spilotus
[]

Photo by Takita, T.

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

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

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Periophthalmus variabilis
[]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

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

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Periophthalmus walailakae
[]

Photo by Dab, K.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Periophthalmus waltoni Koumans, 1941

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

Photo by Polgar, G.

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

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



19 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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