Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Oxudercidae
(Mudskippers) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Oxuderces: Greek,oxys = sharp + Greek, derkomai = to look at (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - (Ref. 5218)
Indo-West Pacific: India, Viet Nam, Macao, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
Distinguished by the following characteristics: Total D2 elements 24-27; total anal fin elements 24-26; second dorsal and anal fins unattached to caudal fin; 15 branched caudal fin rays; predorsal scales 22 or fewer, often lacking; no canine teeth internal to symphysis of lower jaw; teeth in both jaws caninoid with blunt tips, none bilobed; pore situated in middle of interorbital region; basihyal spatulate; head and trunk greyish blue; caudal, anal and pelvic fins translucent; pectoral fin translucent but with a large, dusky blotch on upper base; nape with dusky reticulations; anterior nostril with a black anterior margin; venter shiny white (Ref. 5218).
Occurs in brackish water of estuaries and in the freshwater tidal zone. Lives on intertidal mudflats often covered with a thin film of water (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00148 - 0.01022), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .