Is an ortholog of human FGF17 (fibroblast growth factor 17); FGF18 (fibroblast growth factor 18); and FGF8 (fibroblast growth factor 8). Is predicted to have fibroblast growth factor receptor binding activity. Is involved in regulation of cell migration and regulation of oviposition. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including M4 neuron; dorsal uterine cell; hyp5
; male-specific anatomical entity; and vulval cell. Human ortholog(s) of this gene are implicated in several diseases, including LADD syndrome; bone disease (multiple); and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (multiple).