Mudskipper, Mangrove detective


Detective, a person who investigates and solves crimes. If Sherlock Holmes is known as a great detective which has strong character by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, so does mudskipper. Mudskipper, an intertidal species by using mangroves ecosystem as their home range. Found in brackish mud flats in mangrove and can stay out of the water for up to 37 hours if they keep their body moist. What is a relation between them both? Almost none!!! But the difference is not always different. I would like to call a mudskipper simply as mangrove detective.

There is 18 species of mudskipper which include in Gobiidae (family) and Periophthalmus (genus) or gobies. In Timbulsloko, we found mudskipper (Periophthalmus gracilis). They are pretty amazing, swimming and walking and complement with bizarre fins like wings.  


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