Zappa confluentus

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Slender mudskipper
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Oxudercinae
Genus: Zappa
Murdy, 1989
Species: Z. confluentus
Binomial name
Zappa confluentus
(T. R. Roberts, 1978)

Zappa confluentus, the New Guinea slender mudskipper, endemic to New Guinea where it is only known from the lower parts of the Fly, Ramu and Bintuni Rivers. It is found on mudflats adjacent to turbid rivers. This species can reach a length of 4.4 centimetres (1.7 in) SL.[1]


Zappa was named after musician Frank Zappa "for his articulate and sagacious defense of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution".[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Zappa confluentus" in FishBase. June 2013 version.
  2. ^ "My true love gave to me … a bat species!". CBS News. December 9, 2008. 
  3. ^ Murdy, E. O. (1989). "A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae)". Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement. 11: 1–93. doi:10.3853/j.0812-7387.11.1989.93.