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

Image copyrights: G. Polgar

Size: 9.5-10 cm.

Color: Gray brown to black brown, ventral part lighter. At the back black strip or blotches are present. Pectoral fin with black transverse stripe on base. Caudal fin dark.

Body elongate, depth 5.5 in length. Head 3.75 in length. Teeth in one row in upper jaw, anteriorly caninoid. Dorsal fin in male more or less contiguous, in female dorsal fin separate. Pectoral fin with muscular fin base. Ventral fin united at their base. Dorsal spines (total): 5-17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8-11. Amphibious air-breather.

Dieocious, external fertilization, guarders, clutch tenders.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Periophthalmus weberi Eggert 1935
Periophthalmus weberi Chatterjee and Siddiqi 1976
Periophthalmus weberi Eggert 1935
(Senior synonym)
Periophthalmus schlosseri M. Weber 1913

Common Name (s)
• Weber's Mudskipper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine


• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 10/04/1987)

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 -
  • 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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