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Mudskipper

Gobiidae

Description:

Mudskippers have close set eyes that are movable. They pull either one or both their eyes into their heads and push them out in a brisk motion, as fast as one can bat their eyelids. It was fascinating to watch their eyes and the things they could do with them!

Notes:

Mudskippers are beautiful creatures. They have huge, bulbous, protuberant eyes on the top of their blunt heads, irises with varied colors -Turquoise, Yellow, Green, Red, Ochre, Black, Gold.


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3 Comments

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 3 years ago

Nice photo(s)! It shows well the transformation

Radha
Radha 3 years ago

@Marta -- Yes, it is very interesting to see them do this :)

In the right side, the fish has its eyes inside the head: very nice and interesting behavior! I saw these type of fishes before but had not noticed this trick :-)

আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, India

Lat: 11.97, Long: 93.00

Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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