Mudskipper: A fish that can live outside of the water

Mudskippers are unusual fish. As they spend much of their life out of the sea, they can walk on land and breathe air. Rich mud flats exposed at low tide, like these in Japan, are the secret to mudskipper existence. Sunlight hitting the mud allows small plants and animals to flourish almost instantly, providing a rich food supply. Though food is easily come by, life on land becomes hard work when it comes to finding a mate. A mudskipper needs to get noticed, and does this by jumping as high as it (more...)


  

Added: 4 Oct 2012

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