Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

An intertidal and amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184) found in brackish mangrove and nipa palm areas (Ref. 7050). Actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184).
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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: eastern India to Indonesia.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Color

Background coloration pale or dark gray; head and trunk with multitudinous orange spots, orange spots also ventrally on the gill cover, prepelvic area, and chin; on trunk, orange spots from pectoral-fin base to caudal peduncle; background duskier in males than in females; first and second dorsal-fin spines in males bright orange, only first spine is orange in females; in both males and females, posteriormost four spines orange for three quarters of length, then black for distal one quarter; interspinous membranes basally orange; distal area of interspinous membrane of spines III-VII black with white margin; distal area of interspinus membrane of spines I-III dusky; distal margin of second dorsal fin red with a black stripe in middle of in; most of caudal fin dusky, distal portion pale; anal fin transparent; interradial membrane of pectoral fin dusky, rays transparent; pelvic fins white.

  • 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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Size

Maximum size: 129 mm SL
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Max. size

12.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; brackish; marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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