Periophthalmus novemradiatus

Scientific name Periophthalmus novemradiatus
Descriptor Hamilton
Year of description 1822
IUCN category (World) DD
Family Gobiidae
Genus Periophthalmus
Periophthalmus novemradiatus Periophthalmus novemradiatus


Periophthalmus novemradiatus is a brackish water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Mimicry
  • Pattern

How to recognize Periophthalmus novemradiatus ?

Periophthalmus novemradiatus measures between 8 and 10 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and marron body. The also has marron tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Periophthalmus novemradiatus is a fish solitary naturally found Dans un terrier. This species is carnivorous .

Periophthalmus novemradiatus is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

Periophthalmus novemradiatus is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 30 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    8.1 - 8.2

Biotope presentation

Periophthalmus novemradiatus is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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