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Mudskipper

2 Species ID Suggestions

Mudskipper
Periophthalmus gracilis Mudskipper
mudskipper
Periophthalmus cosmocaixa


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14 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Peter..thanks for scientific clarification..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Yes I saw how they crawl on muddy surface after low tide. They have Dog like behavior to protect their territory, and seen fighting with each other with wide open jaws..looks very funny..!!

RenataB.
RenataB. 10 years ago

"they are completely amphibious fish,fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land...."

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

OK..I thought its Subfamily Oxudercinae is counted in Amphibians..!!

MitchRay
MitchRay 10 years ago

Mudskippers are fish, in the Goby family.

RenataB.
RenataB. 10 years ago

it was in a swamp,i´m not sure but i think it was salty...

peter
peter 10 years ago

Mudskippers do not have lungs which is characteristic of amphibians. They are part of the Ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii) family and breath through their gills.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Mitch Mudskippers aren't Amphibians..?

MitchRay
MitchRay 10 years ago

Switching this guy to fish. Nice spotting by the way.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Ohh...!!
I just checked map..!!
That Lake is of sweet or salty water..?

RenataB.
RenataB. 10 years ago

there were no flamingos near by, the picture was taken in thailand in national park.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Renata..
Are Flamingos located nearby where you find this Mudskipper.
Its Amphibian Organism...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Its close with Periophthalmus gracilis

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 10 years ago

great shot. its hard to get close to this fish. they are active when out of water.

RenataB.
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RenataB.

Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Spotted on Jan 28, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2011

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