Periophthalmus is possibly from periophthalmum, a thin skin (usually in birds) that draws over the eyes to protect them while the eyes are open.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2016
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Bray, D.J. 2016, Periophthalmus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Oct 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/genus/1139
Christopher Scharpf, C. & Lazara, K.J. The ETYFish Project Accessed 13 November 2016