Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54437

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Osteichthyes
Order:Perciformes
Family:Gobiidae
Genus:unavailable
Genus species:unavailable

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:10 cm
Identification:The mudskipper is very unique because it has limb-like pectoral fins which make it capable of living both in and out of the water. It also has periscope-like eyes.
Habitat:Mangrove swamps, mud flats, rocky shores
Diet:Carnivore: insects, spiders, small crabs
Reproduction:The timing of the breeding season depends on a population's location. Mudskippers build nests that open above water, but then descend into the water.
Behavior:These fish are territorial. While walking on land, they will often roll in puddles to keep wet.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Mudskippers can walk on land with their leg-like pectoral fins. They are also capable of climbing mangrove trees.

Other Information

Geographic:Western Africa
Central Africa
Southern Asia
Australia
Date:1964-10 Subjects:fish
Mudskipper (unidentified)
Gobiidae
Perciformes
Osteichthyes
Fishes
Vertebrates
Chordata
Aquatic animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54437