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Noun1.Periophthalmus - a genus of GobiidaePeriophthalmus - a genus of Gobiidae      
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
mudskipper, mudspringer - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins
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Pseudo-mugilidae), Glossamia arguni Hadiaty & Allen 2011 (Apogonidae) and several gobiioid fishes: Redigobius chrysosoma (Bleeker 1875), Mugilogobius mertoni (Weber 1911), Eleotris melanosoma Bleek-er, 1852, Periophthalmus weberi Eggert 1935, and Oxyeleotris nullipora Roberts 1978.
It was described by Bleeker (1874), designating Eleotris periophthalmus Bleeker as the type Amblyeleotris neumanni, a new species of shrimp goby from New Britain species.
arguni was collected included Pseudomugil species, Microphis brevidorsalis (de Beaufort) and the following gobioid fishes: Glossogobius species, Gobiopterus species, Periophthalmus weberi Eggert, Mugilogobius mertoni (Weber), M.