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Mudskippers prefer to eat worms, crickets, flies, meal worms, beetles, small fish and small crustaceans.
This species is known as the walking fish, using its pectoral fins to move across land.
The Atlantic mudskipper is native to fresh, marine and brackish waters of the tropical Atlantic coasts of Africa.
Mudskippers are gill breathers, so a walk on the beach is a particular challenge. When mudskippers go walkabout, they take some water with them in their gill pockets. This water comes into contact with atmospheric air, which enriches it with oxygen. Absorbing oxygen through the skin and oral mucous membranes supports gill breathing.
Lagoon of Light
The Lagoon of Light is home to an array of colourful tropical fish, amazing corals and large mangrove trees.