Barred Mudskipper (Periophthalmus argentilineatus)

From The Aquarium Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Barred Mudskipper

Barred Mudskipper (Periophthalmus argentilineatus) (15562370969).jpg
Barred Mudskipper

Periophthalmus argentilineatus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

15.2-19.1cm (6-7.5 ")


7.5 - 8

25-30°C (77 -86 °F)

8-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years



Additional names

Bigfin Mudhopper, Mud-hopper, Silverline Mudhopper, Silverlined Mudskipper, Silverstripe Mudskipper

Origin[edit | edit source]

From the Red Sea and the east coast of Africa, to Southern Japan, Australasia and Oceania, up to Samoa Island, Irian Jaya Moluccas, and Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]


Diet[edit | edit source]

Mainly insects, including crickets

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Plaudiarium; give space for land to climb on to

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Typical mudskipper behavior

Identification[edit | edit source]

Pelvic fins lack frenum; little or no membrane uniting medial most pelvic rays; its margin usually convex, occasionally straight, with a black stripe inframarginally and numerous small, white spots posteriorly on fin, no elongate spines; second dorsal spine with single, dusky stripe mesially; dorsal fins not connected by membrane

Notes[edit | edit source]

This distribution is the widest of all oxudercine gobies.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]