seen? This pretty
spotted mudskipper is sometimes seen in the back mangroves.
Large adults often seen on very very soft mud.
During high tide, it hides in its burrow with a bubble of air.
Features: To 22cm long, those
seen about 6-8cm. Brown with 6-7 dark diagonal bars along the body.
Lots of tiny blue spots on the 'cheeks', along the sides of the body
and on the fins. In adult females, the first dorsal fin has elongated
spines that stick out like long filaments.
What does it eat? It grazes on
algae and edible bits on the surface of the mud, gathering these by
moving its head rapidly from side to side. So it comically appears
to be constantly saying 'No! No!
Human uses: It is said to be eaten
in some places and sometimes sold in markets.
shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his
have elongated spines
on the first dorsal fin.
Pulau Ubin, Apr 13
mudskippers on Singapore shores