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Blue-spotted mudskipper

Boleophthalmus boddarti


Mudskippers are members of the subfamily Oxudercinae (tribe Periophthalmini), within the family Gobiidae (Gobies). They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land. Being amphibious, they are uniquely adapted to intertidal habitats, unlike most fish in such habitats which survive the retreat of the tide by hiding under wet seaweed or in tidal pools.


Mangrove - Baratang , Andaman and Nicobar Islands , India.


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Seema Swami
Seema Swami 6 years ago

@ClarissaJeannette Thanks for the id .

ClarissaJeannette 6 years ago

Should be filed under fish, not reptiles.

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Mud Puppies? They are like seeing how early life could have gone from the sea to the land :)

Seema Swami
Spotted by
Seema Swami

Lat: 10.00, Long: 93.00

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014

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