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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Mudskipper
They live chiefly on mud flats and in brackish mangrove swamps and are adapted for remaining on dry land when the tide goes out. They have no special air-breathing organs, but absorb oxygen through the skin and gill chambers as long as these remain moist.
Instead of swimming like most fish, mudskippers use their pectoral fins to walk on land and under the water.
The mudskipper's diet includes insects, sandworms and small fish. About 8 in. [20 cm] long, it is olive brown, often with bluish markings. Its protruding, mobile eyes give it a froglike appearance.

In this album are Mudskipper Periophthalmus gracilis [from Malaysia to North Australia].

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