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1 April 2009 Periophthalmus variabilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), a Valid Species of Mudskipper, and a Re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novemradiatus
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The current concept of Periophthalmus novemradiatus (Hamilton, 1822) includes two species. Procurement of fresh material and examination of extant type specimens revealed that P. novemradiatus differs from P. variabilis Eggert, 1935, primarily in the number of anal fin rays (I, 12 or 13 vs. I, 10–12); the lateral scale series (62–67 vs. 48–60); the extent of fusion of the pelvic fins (56.0–90.0% vs. 32.0–48.8%); and the patterns of the first and second dorsal fins.
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Zeehan Jaafar, Marco Perrig and Loke Ming Chou "Periophthalmus variabilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), a Valid Species of Mudskipper, and a Re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novemradiatus," Zoological Science 26(4), (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.26.309
Received: 13 August 2007; Accepted: 23 January 2009; Published: 1 April 2009
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