Mudskipper of Mangroves
Sundarban is rich in Biodiversity. I spotted this family of Mudskippers, commonly known as THE FISH WITH LEGS. Distinguished by their unique protruding eyes 👀and blue dots in skin, this slender amphibious fish is mainly found in burrows of mud flats in marsh water. The most interesting trait of the mudskipper is their ability to both survive and thrive in and out of water. When leaving the water and moving into a more dry environment on land they are still able to breathe using water that is trapped inside their large gill chambers and oxygen from the lining of their mouth and throat allowing them to stay out of water for longer periods of time, moving around with support on side fins ressembling forelegs. When outside of water, the male mudskippers are very agile and energetic to interact with each others by fighting for protecting territory or displaying courtship.