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

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Boleophthalmus birdsongi Murdy, 1989

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus birdsongi
[Birdsong's mudskipper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas, 1770)

Photo by Photo by Hasan, M.E.
 
Boleophthalmus boddarti
[Boddart's goggle-eyed goby]



Known only from Austalia.
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus McCulloch & Waite, 1918

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus
[Bluespotted mudskipper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18.7 cm TL
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus dussumieri
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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Murdy, E.O.
 
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris
[Great blue spotted mudskipper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Boleophthalmus poti Polgar, Jaafar & Konstantinidis, 2013

Photo by Photo by Polgar, G.
 
Boleophthalmus poti
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6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Boleophthalmus birdsongi Birdsong's mudskipper Indo-West Pacific 11.1 SL 1989
Boleophthalmus boddarti Boddart's goggle-eyed goby Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1770
Boleophthalmus caeruleomaculatus Bluespotted mudskipper Known only from Austalia. 16.5 SL 1918
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Indian Ocean 18.7 TL 1837
Boleophthalmus pectinirostris Great blue spotted mudskipper Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1758
Boleophthalmus poti Western Pacific 10.8 SL 2013



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