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Mudskipper Fish (An Evolutionary Marvel)

The Mudskipper or Periophthalmus modestus is the only fish that spends most of its time OUTSIDE of the water! They carry water in their large gills while on land. The Mudskipper has eyes that it can blink like a human to re-wet them while on land.This type of fish is very territorial and will raise up it's back fin and defend itself on land from other Mudskipper fish. This freshwater fish can stay out of the water for up to 22-60 hours as long as it keeps its body moist. All this, and the fact that these fish are relatively small and easy to care for makes the Mudskipper fish a favorite pet for people with aquariums. You can see the Mudskipper fish in action in the video below...

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Anonymous said...

I told y'all I'd be here. Anyways, am I the only one who thinks the top image is kinda cute?? the 2nd & 4th are kinda... ugh, but anyways, see me next on African Lungfish. I'll give u good gossip there. LOL

Anonymous said...

Okay, wow. what a marvel. What an interesting body build on the first image, while the second looks like a whole other species. A different kind of mudskipper perhaps. Thank you for the wonderful information.

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