Periophthalmus variabilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), a Valid Species of Mudskipper, and a Re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novemradiatus

  title={Periophthalmus variabilis (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), a Valid Species of Mudskipper, and a Re-diagnosis of Periophthalmus novemradiatus},
  author={Zeehan Jaafar and Marco Perrig and Loke Ming Chou},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
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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