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Transcript of Mudskipper
and don't eat them.
Their environment is threatened by the human contact, natural predators, etc. People also eat them so the number declines. Threats of mud
skippers go to next slide Because of having gills, they can breath underwater, but unlike other fish they can also breath out of water. They absorb oxygen trough their wet skin then it goes into sacs that act like lungs which take the oxygen to the blood. Their pectoral fin is so adapted that they run faster then they swim. During mating season the males dig burrows and preform acrobats to attract females. The females lay their eggs in the burrows where there is almost no oxygen so males gulp oxygen and bring it down to their offspring. "Status and threats: The Giant mud skipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) is listed among the threatened animals of Singapore, mainly due to habitat loss. Our other mud skippers are not listed as endangered. However, like other creatures of the intertidal zone, they are affected by human activities such as reclamation and pollution." "Mud skippers (Gobiidae) on the Shores of Singapore." Mud skippers (Gobiidae) on the Shores of Singapore. N.p., 11 Mar. 2005. Web. 07 Jan. 2013. Mud skippers are fish that are able to
extract oxygen from different parts of their body.
They use their skin to get most of the oxygen they
need. This makes the mud skipper be able to go out
of water. When they do they need to keep their
mouths and skin moist. They need to live in
habitats that are hot and humid. They are only active when temperature is over 55 degrees. They are usually 6 inches and are carnivores. said by these are all the areas of the mud skipper