Periophthalmus kalolo   Lesson  1830 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Max. size: 14.1 cm SL

The fish is an amphibious air-breather that spends most of its time out of the water; able to meet its oxygen requirements as long as it stays wet. Typically resting on mud, rocks, or mangrove roots with their tails dipped in the water. Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 16, Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12, Anal spines: 1, Anal soft rays: 9 – 11. Differs from Periophthalmus argentilineatus by lacking thin silvery bars ventrally on the sides and having pelvic fins connected at the base by a low membrane.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Feeds on worms, crustaceans, and insects.


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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