links for 07/02/2011

  • Mudskippers are members of the subfamily Oxudercinae (tribe Periophthalmini), within the family Gobiidae (Gobies). They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land. Being amphibious, they are uniquely adapted to intertidal habitats, unlike most fish in such habitats which survive the retreat of the tide by hiding under wet seaweed or in tidal pools.¬†Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example to defend their territories. (via Marc Grenier)

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