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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.


(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


(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
سَمَك نَطّاط على الصُّخور
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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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Chris Watson joins the company as its editorial manager after earlier holding a number of senior editorial and medical writing positions at Springer Healthcare, Touch Briefings, Mudskipper and Elsevier.
This study reported that this mudskipper could be potential for future aquaculture due to high growth constant (K), and the local government should require fisherman to change the deep gill net mesh size for the future sustainable exploitation and development.
Mudskipper genomes provide insights into the terrestrial adaptation of amphibious fishes.
Thats one conclusion from a new study of African mudskipper fish and a robot modeled on the animal.
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Research conducted by Sandy Kawano and Richard Blob at Clemson University compared terrestrial locomotion in tiger salamanders and mudskipper fish, which have similar characteristics to early tetrapod ancestors.
The main paper for this issue comes from the duo of the indefatigable Gary Feulner and Binish Roobas, with an exhaustive report on the re-discovery of the mudskipper Periophthalmus waltoni in the UAE.
On the locomotion of the Mudskipper, Periophthalmus koelreuteri (Pallas): (Gobiidae).
Chhaya J, Thaker J, Mittal R, Nuzhat S, Mansuri AP, Kundu R (2007) Influence of textile dyeing and printing industry effluent on ATPases in liver, brain, and muscle of mudskipper, Periophthalmus dipes.
Trace metals toxicity and bioaccumulation in Mudskipper Periophthalmus waltoni Koumanas 1941 (Gobiidae: Perciformes).
Morphometric measurements and meristic counts in mudskipper (Periophthalmus papilio) from mangrove swamps of Lagos lagoon, Nigeria.
Dynamics in the lengthweight parameters of the mudskipper, Periophthalmus barbarus (Gobiidae), in Imo River estuary, Nigeria.