Pseudapocryptes borneensis (Bleeker, 1855)
Pseudapocryptes borneensis
photo by FAO

Family:  Oxudercidae (Mudskippers), subfamily: Periophthalminae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Malay and Indochinese peninsulas.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: Anal fin with 27-29 total elements; body depth 14.3-15.9% SL; head length 20.0-21.9% SL; head depth 11.1-13.1% SL; pectoral fin length 13.1-16.6% SL; pelvic fin length 12.3-13.8% SL; many small, brown spots on head and trunk (Ref. 5218).
Biology:  Inhabits mudflats of estuaries and tidal zone of rivers. Lives in deep burrows. Occasionally seen in markets in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 December 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 28.08.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14

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