Periophthalmus malaccensis   Eggert  1935 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: G. Polgar

Size: 9-10 cm.

Color: Gray with dark irregular transverse stripes, belly lighter. Dorsal fin brown. Ventral fin white, anal fin light gray, caudal fin white with dark spots.

Body elongate, height 5 1/2 in length, 7 in total length. Head compressed, 3 3/4 in length, 4 1/2 in total length. Teeth in one row in upper jaw. In front in upper and lower jaw some canines. First dorsal fin triangular, margin feebly convex, first ray in male prolonged. Anal fin lower than second dorsal fin. Pectoral fin as long as head. Ventral fins united by a narrow membrane to the tip of inner rays, basal membrane well developed.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Periophthalmus malaccensis Eggert 1935
(Senior synonym)
Periophthalmus malaccensis Eggert 1935
Periophthalmus malaccensis Koumans 1953

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 18/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Chandannagar INDIA (Record: 09/04/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Mukherjee, P (1995) Intertidal fishes Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 345-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Polgar, G (Ed.) (2009) Themudskipper World Wide Web electronic publication Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Koumans, FP (1953) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 10 423 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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