Zappa confluentus

Zappa confluentus

This article is about representatives of Zappa genus. For Periophthalmus, see Slender mudskipper.
Slender mudskipper
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Gobioidei
Family: Gobiidae
Subfamily: Oxudercinae
Genus: Zappa
Murdy, 1989
Species: Z. confluentus
Binomial name
Zappa confluentus
(T. R. Roberts, 1978)

Zappa confluentus, the Slender mudskipper, endemic to New Guinea where it is only known from the lower parts of the Fly, Ramu and Bintuni Rivers. It is found on mudflats adjacent to turbid rivers. This species can reach a length of 4.4 centimetres (1.7 in) SL.[1]


Zappa was named after musician Frank Zappa "for his articulate and sagacious defense of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution".[2][3]

See also

  • List of animals named after celebrities