Taxa and habitat conservation

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Mudskippers (subfamily Oxudercinae) are a group of 43 species adapted to a variety of intertidal habitats with changing tides and variation in salinities, including mangrove areas, tidal pools, tidal mudflats, and freshwater coastal swamps. Mudskippers are distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical Indo-West Pacific, with only one species, Periophthalmus barbarus, present in the eastern central Atlantic. Throughout these regions, mangroves are dominant coastal features that provide important ecosystem services, including primary habitat for mudskippers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFishes Out of Water
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Ecology of Mudskippers
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781498717885
ISBN (Print)9781498717878
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

Cite this

Polidoro, B. (2017). Taxa and habitat conservation. In Fishes Out of Water: Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers (pp. 349-368). CRC Press.