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Any of various gobies, chiefly of the genus Periophthalmus, that are found in coastal areas of the Indo-Pacific region and western Africa and are able to move about on land using their pectoral fins.
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(Animals) any of various gobies of the genus Periophthalmus and related genera that occur in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia and can move on land by means of their strong pectoral fins
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(ˈmʌdˌskɪp ər)

any goby of the genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus, of tropical Pacific coasts, living around mud flats and able to maneuver out of water for limited periods.
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Noun1.mudskipper - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asiamudskipper - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins
goby, gudgeon - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
genus Periophthalmus, Periophthalmus - a genus of Gobiidae
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(mad) noun
wet soft earth.
ˈmuddy adjective
covered with or containing mud. muddy boots/water.
to make muddy. You've muddied the floor!
ˈmudflat noun
(often in plural) an area of muddy seaside land which is covered with water at high tide.
ˈmudguard noun
a shield or guard over the wheel of a car, bicycle etc to keep mud, rainwater etc from splashing upwards.
ˈmudskipper noun
a small fish found in shallow coastal waters, able to jump about and climb low rocks to look for food.
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The Bayesian and ML tree topologies of 19 Gobiidae represented two groups: one large group consisted of Amblyopinae, Gobionellinae, Oxudercinae and Sicydiinae, and the other was the monophyletic Gobiinae.
Population and age structure of the goby Parapocryptes serperaster (Richardson, 1864; Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) in the Mekong Delta.
Oxudercinae, in particular the genera Periophthalmus, Periophthalmon,