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Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Atlantic mudskipper

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Gobiidae     FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Freshwater, Brackish water, Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Mouth of river Hooghly, Sunderbans, West Bengal, Port Blair, Nankauri islands, Nicobar. West-African coast, Senegal to Angola, Macias Nguema, São Tomé, and Principe islands, Mauritania, Guam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Philippines and Australia.
Mouth of river Hooghly,Sunderbans,West Bengal,Port Blair,Nankauri islands,Nicobar. Africa: West-African coast, from Senegal to Angola, including most offshore islands - Macias Nguema, São Tomé, and Principe islands. Also reported from Mauritania. Western Central Pacific: Guam. Reports from Thailand, Bangladesh, Philippines and Australia need confirmation.
Gobius barbarus Linnaeus, 1766
Periophtalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Periophtalmus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Periophthalmus barbarous (Linnaeus, 1766)
Periopthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Gobius koelreuteri Pallas, 1770
Periophtalmus koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770)
Periophthalmus koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770)
Periophthalmus koelreuteri koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770)
Periophtalmus koelrenteri (Pallas, 1770)
Periophtalmus koelruteri (Pallas, 1770)
Periophthalmus papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Periophthalmus koelreuteri papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Periophtalmus papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Periophthalmus papillon Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Periophthalmus erythronotus Guichenot, 1858
Periophthalmus gabonicus Duméril, 1861
Periophthalmus erythronemus Guichenot, 1861
Type specimen
Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766) barbarus, Gobius Linnaeus [C.] 1766:450 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1)] Liberia. Neotype: AMNH 32777. Synonym: Periophthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766), Gobius barbarus Linnaeus, 1766, Periophtalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766), Periophtalmus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1766), Periophthalmus barbarous (Linnaeus, 1766), Periopthalmus barbarus (Linnaeus, 1766), Gobius koelreuteri Pallas, 1770, Periophtalmus koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770), Periophthalmus koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770), Periophthalmus koelreuteri koelreuteri (Pallas, 1770), Periophtalmus koelrenteri (Pallas, 1770), Periophtalmus koelruteri (Pallas, 1770), Periophthalmus papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Periophthalmus koelreuteri papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Periophtalmus papilio Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Periophthalmus papillon Bloch & Schneider, 1801, Periophthalmus erythronotus Guichenot, 1858, Periophthalmus gabonicus Duméril, 1861, Periophthalmus erythronemus Guichenot, 1861.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D x-xv + I 11-12; A I 11-12; P i 13-14
4 D x-xv + I 11-12; A I 11-12; P i 13-14