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Zoolog Sci. 2008 Sep;25(9):946-52. doi: 10.2108/zsj.25.946.

A new species of mudskipper, Periophthalmus takita (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), from Australia, with a key to the genus.

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Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543.

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  • Zoolog Sci. 2009 May;26(5):373.
  • Zoolog Sci. 2012 Nov;29(11):794.


A new species of mudskipper (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from northern Australia is described. This species was previously misidentified as P. takita [corrected] Eggert, 1935 . Periophthalmus takita sp. nov. can be distinguished from its congeners by the following suite of characters: modally VIII spines in the first dorsal fin; second dorsal and anal fins with I, 11-12 rays; shape and color pattern of the first and second dorsal fins; and the extent of fusion between the two innermost rays of the pelvic fin. A re-diagnosis of P. takita [corrected] is provided, as well as a revised key to the genus Periophthalmus .

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