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The fate of a mudskipper

The fate of a mudskipper....not all get to live to a ripe old age..... a tasty meal for an egret.

Mudskippers are basically amphibious fish, and they can be very active when out of water, on the mud banks, feeding and interacting with one another, defending their territories and courting potential mates. They use their fins to move around on land as well as in water, in a series of skips, hence their name. They are also able to absorb oxygen from the lining of their mouth, throat and skin (like other amphibians, known as cutaneous air breathing) allowing them to stay out of water, but they do need to keep themselves wet. This species is farmed and consumed in parts of the Far East (including China and Japan).


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