Pseudapocryptes elongatus (Cuvier, 1816)
Pseudapocryptes elongatus
photo by Polgar, G.

Family:  Oxudercidae (Mudskippers), subfamily: Periophthalminae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: India to Tahiti and north to China. Common in the Mekong delta.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished by the following characteristics: Anal fin with 28-31 total elements; body depth 9.9-13.6% SL; head length 14.8-22.0% SL; head depth 7.8-11.4% SL; pectoral fin length 10.4-13.4% SL; pelvic fin length 9.0-11.5% SL; few brown spots, if any, on body (Ref. 5218).
Biology:  Found in mudflats of estuaries and the freshwater tidal zone of rivers (Ref. 12693). Amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Occurs throughout India (Ref. 45255). Recorded from Chilka Lake (Ref. 29108) and Ennore estuary, Madras (Ref. 34530). Also Ref. 92840.

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.09.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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