Overview

Distribution

Species of Periophthalmus are found from the west coast of Africa (Senegal to Angola), southern Red Sea and east Africa eastward across Indo-Malaya, south to Australia, north to Korea and Japan, and as far east as Samoa and Tonga.

  • Murdy, E.O. 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11, 93 pp.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Species of Periophthalmus are as yet undefined by a synapomorphy. However, they are characterized by the following features (which may or may not be shared with non-congeners): possession of compressed, convex posterior extensions on the neural and hemal spines of caudal vertebrae 8-13; pelvic fins only partially united or totally separate; and in possessing 16 or fewer (typically 12-14) pectoral-fin rays. Additionally, species of Periophthalmus live in association with both the mangal and mudflat ecosystems, and are the most amphibious of any oxudercine.

  • Murdy, E.O. 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11, 93 pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

The distribution of Periophthalmus is more closely linked to mangal rather than mudflat distributions.

  • Murdy, E.O. 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 11, 93 pp.
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Depth range based on 76 specimens in 16 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 24 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.1 - 19
  Temperature range (°C): 26.919 - 29.325
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.617
  Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 35.146
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.279 - 4.709
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.339
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.305 - 4.892

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.1 - 19

Temperature range (°C): 26.919 - 29.325

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.617

Salinity (PPS): 32.200 - 35.146

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.279 - 4.709

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.339

Silicate (umol/l): 1.305 - 4.892
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:51Public Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:14Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:14Public BINs:2
Species:13         
Species With Barcodes:9         
          
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Wikipedia

Periophthalmus

Periophthalmus is a genus of mudskippers native to the mangrove forests along the coasts of Africa, India, and Southern Asia. All species under the genus are aggressive and territorial.[1]

Species[edit source | edit]

There are currently 18 recognized species in this genus:[2]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Neale Monks. "Mudskippers". Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Periophthalmus in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  3. ^ H.K. Larson & T. Takita. 2004. "Two new species of Periophthalmus (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from northern Australia, and a re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis." The Beagle (Rec. Mus. Art Galleries N. Terr.) 20: 175-185.
  4. ^ Z. Jaafar & H.K. Larson. 2008. "A New Species of Mudskipper, Periophthalmus takita (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), from Australia, with a Key to the Genus". Zoological Science, 25: 946–952.
  5. ^ U. Darumas & P. Tantichodok. 2002. "A new species of mudskipper (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from southern Thailand". Phuket March Biol. Center Res. Bull. 64: 101-107.
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