What is a mudskipper?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    What is a mudskipper?

  2. Sage in a Cage profile image80
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    A mudskipper is a funky little fish that can walk on its fins so it can travel both on land and through water.

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    hubpointposted 5 years ago

    Mudskippers are about 6 to 8 inches long. They live in mud burrows in tidal mangrove swamps in tropical Africa, southeast Asia, and Oceania. Mudskippers spend at least three quarters of their time on shore, walking, jump­ing, and even climbing the roots of mangroves in search of insects to eat. They move with the aid of long, leglike pectoral fins. In many spe­cies the pelvic fins are also modified into leg­like appendages.

    Because the mudskipper is a fish, it needs water for breathing even when on land. It car­ries water for this purpose in two pulpy reser­voirs above the gills. The mudskipper's large round eyes are on the end of short stalks, which may be retracted into the eye sockets. The eyes move independently and can see in all direc­tions, as well under water as above.