Apocryptodon madurensis (Bleeker, 1849)
Madura goby
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Oxudercidae (Mudskippers), subfamily: Oxudercinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 0 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: east coast of India to the Philippines, north to Japan, south to Australia (Ref. 5218). Record from Sulaibikhat Bay, Persian Gulf (Ref. 80050) needs verification.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: five, brown, roundish blotches along the lateral midline; predorsal scales 19-27 (Ref. 5218).
Biology:  Found in fresh and brackish waters (Ref. 4833). Browses on diatoms; not active at low tide, staying in burrows made by Alpheus bisincisus and others.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.02.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 31.08.09
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 24.03.94

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