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Blue-Spotted Mudskipper

Blue-Spotted Mudskipper
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-06 9:10
Viewed: 5821
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue-spotted Mudskipper
(Boleophthalmus boddarti)

is another species that can be found in Sungei Buloh Nature Park. Compared to the Giant Mudskipper, they are slightly smaller (13-22cm) and have chevron markings instead of two lines down their body.

Unlike the Giant Mudskipper, they are vegetarians and graze on algae and other titbits that are left behind by the tide on the mudflats. They harvest this by skimming the mud surface with side-to-side movements of their heads.

They have a more vigorous courtship than the Giant Mudskipper. The males attract females by leaping into the air, raising their colourful dorsal fins at the peak of their acrobatic flip.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-06 9:16]

What an interestin post! It really managed to get me out the birds and insects routine...not that i don't like those, but it's nice to see something different from time to time.

Good POV, colors and sharpness.
Bravo and TFS

Hi Meerkat, funny animals with a great sense of adaptment!!
Nice shot witha good light.


Wow, Im going to Sungei Bulloh next month, I did not know they have the "crazy mangrove walking half frog half fish" as I called them before you taught me they are named mudskippers. Very cool. Please let me know what other species I will encounter there, PLEASE, PLEASE !!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-06 15:04]

Very interesting creatures, Meerkat. Thanks for the notes.
Your POV shows good details about these unusual fish in their natural habitat. Good composition.
TFS. : )

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