Nature has everything weird that you can imagine and everything that you cannot imagine. Mudskipper fish is one such gift of nature to us. In this article on Mudskipper fish facts, you are going to learn something so freaking insane that you will have hard time to digest the fact that something like that can actually exist on this planet. So, let us begin but before we list the facts, here is a quick table that you might want to read…
Mudskipper Fish Facts: 1-5
1. Mudskipper is an amphibious fish. Yes, it lives in water and also spends a significant amount of its time (in daily life) out of water.
2. They come from the Gobi family and actually there are 32 species of mudskipper fish distributed over 10 different genera.
3. One of the most fascinating facts about mudskipper fish is that they do not only walk on land but also they can climb rocks and trees.
4. The question is, how do mudskippers walk? They make use of their pelvic fins along with the pectoral fins for walking on land.
5. Their pelvic fins are like suckers. It is because of this they are capable of climbing various structures including trees and rocks and are also capable of jumping up to 2 feet in air.
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Mudskipper Fish Facts 6-10
6. When it comes to walking, these fish make use of type of movement known as ‘crutching’. This name is given because their pectoral fins resemble a pair of crutches.
7. The pectoral fins of mudskippers pull the body forward by moving forward at the very same time. This is unlike usual legs. This movement resembles that of crutches.
8. Mudskippers have eyes that resemble the eyes of frogs. The eyes are large and sit atop their blunt heads.
9. These protruding eyes are capable of moving independently of each other. Because of this independent movement of their eyes, the mudskipper fish are very much capable of looking below water surface and above water surface at the very same time.
10. Their bodies have the shape resembling the shape of a torpedo. They grow up to 10 inches in length. The shortest they can grow is up to 2.75 inches.