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Blue Spotted Mudskipper

Boleophthalmus boddarti


A pair of blue spotted mud skippers fighting for territory. A very common sight at the hong kong wetland park mud flats.


Swampy Mud Flats

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Joseph Christopher
Joseph Christopher 12 years ago

Thank you CynthiaMHori.. Yes indeed they are ! Not forgetting violent.

Joseph Christopher
Joseph Christopher 12 years ago

Thank you all..Yes Carolina they are fishes they do not breath air but instead absorb oxygen through their skin and gills. Therefore they constantly have to keep themselves wet. It's a really cute sight as they actually roll on their sides to wet themselves.

CynthiaMHori 12 years ago

Amazing photo! Kind of freaky looking fish!

Carolina 12 years ago

Wow, I didn't know they were fishes, and I didn't even know amphibious fish exist!

Elsa 12 years ago


great pictures!

Joseph Christopher
Joseph Christopher 12 years ago

- Carolina, it's been done :)

- Monkey-mind, hahahah yea they do but they are extremely territorial about the hole they live in.. A fight occurs every min..

wow they look ... surprised

Carolina 12 years ago

Hi Joseph! Can you please upload the first picture again? It seems it didn't upload properly, sorry!

广东省 (Guangdong), Paracel Islands

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 16, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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