Barred mudskipper

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Barred mudskipper
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Oxudercinae
Genus: Periophthalmus
Species: P. argentilineatus
Binomial name
Periophthalmus argentilineatus
Valenciennes, 1837
  • Periophthalmus dipus Bleeker, 1854
  • Euchoristopus kalolo regius Whitley, 1931
  • Periophthalmus vulgaris regius (Whitley, 1931)
  • Periophthalmus vulgaris Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus vulgaris vulgaris Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus sobrinus Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus vulgaris notatus Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus vulgaris ceylonensis Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus dipus parvus Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus dipus angustiformis Eggert, 1935
  • Periophthalmus argentilineatus striopunctatus Eggert, 1935

Periophthalmus argentilineatus, the barred mudskipper, is a species of mudskippers native to marine, fresh and brackish waters from the African coast of the Indian Ocean to the Marianas and Samoa in the western Pacific Ocean and from the Ryukyus south to Australia. This species occurs in mangrove forests and nipa palm stands and can cross surfaces of mud while out of the water. This species can reach a length of 19 centimetres (7.5 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]
Parasites of the Barred mudskipper include acanthocephalan larvae and the small opecoelid digenean Opegaster ouemoensis, parasite in the intestine and described from fish collected in New Caledonia.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Periophthalmus argentilineatus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  2. ^ Bray, R. A. & Justine, J.-L. 2013: A digenean parasite in a mudskipper: Opegaster ouemoensis sp. n. (Digenea: Opecoelidae) in Periophthalmus argentilineatus Valenciennes (Perciformes: Gobiidae) in the mangroves of New Caledonia. Folia Parasitologica, 60, 7-16. doi:10.14411/fp.2013.002