Genus Periophthalmus

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 27 May 2024,


Christopher Scharpf, C. & Lazara, K.J. The ETYFish Project Accessed 13 November 2016