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Periophthalmus pusing Jaafar, Polgar & Zamroni, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335);  pusing: Name from the Indonesian common name (Ikan pusing) used by the coastal people of the Lesser Sunda Islands to refer to Periophthalmus mudskippers; 'pussing' means 'giddy' - where the fishes are believed to cause headaches and giddiness when eaten.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Indonesia,

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Adult of this species is distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: no pelvic frenum; pelvic fins separate for the entire length; presence of a black spot posteriorly on first dorsal fin, the spot usually between ninth and the ultimate spine; first dorsal fin (D1) is taller than second dorsal fin (D2); the interdorsal distance less than half the length of the first dorsal-fin spine; D1XI-XV; D2 I,10 - I,12; anal-fin elements I,10 - I,12; pectoral-fin rays 10-12; longitudinal scale rows 42-54; predorsal midline 14-19 (Ref. 111149).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in tide-dominated coastal system with relatively low wave action; also within the mangrove forest, it was found in a variety of microhabitat types in seaward and higher mangrove areas as well as within, and on sloping banks of tidal creeks. Found syntopic with congeners P. argentilineatus and P. malaccensis (Ref. 111149).

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Jaafar, Z., G. Polgar and Y. Zamroni, 2016. Description of a new species of Periophthalmus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Lesser Sunda Islands. Raffles Bull. Zool. 64:278-283. (Ref. 111149)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


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=0.00708 (0.00324 - 0.01546), b=2.98 (2.79 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .