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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!


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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Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Nice photo(s)! It shows well the transformation

Radha 4 years ago

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

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

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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