English : Boddart’s goggle-eyed goby
French : Boléophthalme de Boddart
Class : Teleostei
Order : Gobiiformes
Family : Oxudercidae (sometimes Gobiidae)
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach 22 cm in length. Large head with thick lips and protruding eyes. Black fins with blue dots. Beige coloration with diagonal black bars and scattered shiny blue spots all around flanks and back. Black caudal fin.
Range and habitat
The species lives in the Indo-Pacific area, from India to New Guinea, north to south China. Also recorded for the Persian gulf. Lives in estuaries in brackish water, mudflats and freshwater tidal zone.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range and is common in suitable habitats. There is no threats so far but habitat loss and pollution could be problematic.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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