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Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes, 1837)
BEARDED MUDSKIPPER
Bearded Goby; Blue Mud-hopper; Apocryptes macrophthalmus Castelnau, 1873; Gobiosoma guttulatum Macleay, 1878; Gobiosoma punctularum De Vis, 1884; Gobius viridis Hamilton, 1822; Boleophthalmus histophorus Valenciennes, 1837; Walking Goby

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Scartelaos histophorus, Walking goby : fisheries

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Scartelaos histophorus (Valenciennes , 1837)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
  More on author: Valenciennes .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243 ).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: ranges from Pakistan to Japan and Australia. Known from the freshwater tidal zone of the Mekong (Ref. 12693 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by the following characteristics: prominent barbel on ventral midline near symphysis of lower jaw; upper jaw teeth 19-31; head depth 10.1-12.4% SL ; caudal fin length 18.5-25.1 % SL ; length of D 1 base 5.7-7.5% SL; 4-7 vertical, narrow, bluish grey bars on trunk; no large, black spots or stripes basally on posterior half of D2; D2 and anal fins connected by membrane to caudal fin (Ref. 5218 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An intertidal species (Ref. 31184 ) found on sand and mud flats along bay shores. Also in estuarine areas, swamps, marshy areas and on tidal mud flats (Ref. 5258 ). Also found in the freshwater tidal zone (Ref. 12693 ). Actively shuttling back and forth between rock pools and air (Ref. 31184 ). Feeds on algae and harpacticoids, chromodorids and nematodes (Ref. 92840 ). Amphibious air-breather (Ref. 31184 ).

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Murdy, E.O. , 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 11:1-93. (Ref. 5218 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 29.2, mean 28.5 (based on 2978 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00297 - 0.00970), b=2.83 (2.68 - 2.98), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.6   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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