Peppered Mudskipper, Apocryptodon madurensis (Bleeker 1849)

Other Names: Madura Goby

Peppered Mudskipper, Apocryptodon madurensis. Source: Dinh D. Tran, FiMSeA / License: CC by Attribution


A small creamish-coloured mudskipper peppered with fine brown spots, and five large darker blotches along the sides and the pectoral fins with dark lower margins.

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Peppered Mudskipper, Apocryptodon madurensis (Bleeker 1849)

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Known in Australia from Dampier (Western Australia) to Gladstone (Queensland). Elsewhere in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific, from the east coast of India to the Philippines and northern Australia.


To a length of 70 mm


The species name madurensis refers to the type locality: Madura Island, Java, Indonesia

Species Citation

Apocryptes madurensis Bleeker, P. 1849. Bijdrage tot de kennis der Blennioïden en Gobioïden van der Soenda-Molukschen Archipel, met beschrijving van 42 nieuwe soorten. Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen 22: 1-40 [35].
Type locality:
Freto Madurae prope Surabaya et Bangeallang, Java, Indonesia.


Dianne J. Bray

Peppered Mudskipper, Apocryptodon madurensis (Bleeker 1849)


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls [222]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls [138]

Murdy E.O. 1989. A taxonomic revision and cladistic analysis of the Oxudercine gobies (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae). Records of the Australian Museum Suppl. 11: 1–93.

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CAAB Code:37428055


Habitat:Mangrove areas

Max Size:7 cm

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