Edward Murdy

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Distribution:

    Known from seven widely separated localities: Natal, South Africa; Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar); Sumatra and Bali, Indonesia; the central Philippines; Ryukyu Islands (Amami-oshima Island to Iriomote Island), Japan; and the Marianas and Caroline Islands of Micronesia.

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Atlantic mudskipper:

    Periophthalmus barbarus is distributed from Senegal to Angola and is restricted to the eastern Atlantic.

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on "Gobioides bronssonetti P11539 illustration":

    @Katja Schulz: See "Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico" 6th edition, American Fisheries Society, 2004. There is an explanation for the spelling "broussonetii" on page 246.

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on "Gobioides bronssonetti P11539 illustration":

    correct spelling is broussonetii

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of File:Trypauchen vagina.jpg:

    This drawing is correctly identified as Paratrypauchen microcephalus

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Dragon goby:

    correct spelling is broussonetii

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Image of Karsten totoyensis:

    This is the holotype of Karsten totoyensis (Garman).

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Image of Karsten totoyensis:

    This is the holotype of Karsten totoyensis (Garman).

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Max. size:

    The species attains at least 111 mm SL.

    over 2 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Environment:

    Odontamblyopus lacepedii is a marine and brackish-water goby that creates elaborate burrows in mud. Its burrows are tunnel-shaped, vertical, and extend to depths of 90 cm into the substrate; as many as six other smaller tunnels radiate from the primary tunnel and connect to the surface. This species eats a variety of foods including bivalves, crustaceans, cephalopods, and small fishes. At low tide, this fish is a facultative air breather.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Morphology:

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Biology:

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Distribution:

    Taenioides is distributed from the east coast of Africa, Arabian Gulf, throughout southeast Asia, Australia, China, and Japan. Reference: Murdy, E.O. 2011. The Systematics of Amblyopinae, p. 107-118. In: The Biology of Gobies. R. Patzner, J.L. Van Tassell, M. Kovacic, and B.G. Kapoor (eds.). Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, USA.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Distribution:

    T. pelaeos is known from Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Distribution:

    Israel, Kuwait, east and west coasts of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore (Larson and Lim, 2005), Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan (Chen and Fang, 1999), and China.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Biology:

    Rainboth (1996) reported that in the Cambodian Mekong, T. vagina does not venture far from its burrow and preys on small crustaceans. Chen and Fang (1999) stated that T. vagina inhabits burrows in estuarine and coastal areas including river mouths and is an omnivorous benthic feeder. During storm seasons when salinity fluctuates greatly, T. vagina can be locally abundant in estuaries (Chen and Fang, 1999).

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Habitat:

    Specimens of this genus have been examined from mud-bottom habitats in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Mozambique, and South Africa.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Morphology:

    Total elements in dorsal fin 50-60 (mean = 55.4); total elements in anal fin 41-49 (mean = 45.1); pectoral-fin rays 12-20 (mean = 15.9); pelvic-fin rays I, 3-5 (mean = I,4.2); anal-fin pterygiophores preceding the first hemal spine (AP) 2-3 (mean = 2.9); caudal vertebral count 25-28 (mean = 26.1). Longitudinal scale rows 52-76 (mean = 64.2) (Murdy, 2008)

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Biology:

    Akihito et al. (1984) reported that in Japan Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus (= P. microcephalus) inhabits soft mud bottoms. Chen & Fang (1999) stated that Ctenotrypauchen microcephalus (= P. microcephalus) inhabits river mouth areas near mangrove forests and constructs burrows in the muddy substrate. According to Larson & Lim (2005), this goby is common in estuaries and coastal areas with muddy substrates. This species is an omnivore feeding on benthic invertebrates such as crustaceans (Chen & Fang 1999). Specimens from the Northern Territory, Australia were collected at depths ranging from 2-20 m. One specimen (USNM 296959) was collected near Durban, South Africa at a depth of 38 m.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Edward Murdy commented on an older version of Environment:

    This species is not found in freshwater. Rather, it is a deepwater marine species.

    over 3 years ago