Periophthalmus variabilis  Eggert, 1935

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Periophthalmus: Greek, peri = around + Greek, ophthalmos = eye (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46587)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 112; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. This species is characterized by the following: first dorsal fin pattern and coloration variable between individuals, typically, first dorsal fin rounded, moderate height, white margin, and one brown or black stripe inframarginally; the first spine of first dorsal fin always longest, rarely elongated; rounded to elliptical red-orange spots present ventral to inframarginal stripe, turning black in preservative; the second dorsal fin with yellow-orange margin and one black band inframarginally, rounded red-orange spots present on membrane between elements at base, turning black in preservative; live color with caudal and pectoral fins red-orange; prominent pelvic frenum, inner rays fused for less than half their length; ventero-posterior branchiostegal membrane dusky; D1 modally X; D2 modally I,12; A I,11; caudal fin modally 14 segmented rays; 48-60 lateral scales; 17-22 predorsal scales (Ref. 83659).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Jaafar, Z., M. Perrig and L.M. Chou, 2009. Periophthalmus variabilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), a valid species of mudskipper, and a re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novemradiatus. Zool. Sci. 26:309-314. (Ref. 83659)

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=0.00977 (0.00574 - 0.01664), b=2.91 (2.76 - 3.06), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .