We found this kind of fish on yesterday afternoon in Pasar Bengkulu river when we take rest.
It was my first time to see them!
They’re jumping to the land like frogs with their fins. But they aren’t frog anyway, They are completely amphibious fish. Their name’s “Mudskippers” or “Land of Dragons”.
As amphibian fish, they’re use cutaneous air breathing.
Their eyes on the top of their head, and they’re adapted to use their fins as their foot to walk on land!
People in Japan eat Mudskippers because they believed those fish are good for pregnancy.
Mudskippers are one of Oxudercinae subfamily (tribe Periophthalmin) and family of Gobiidae (gobies). It has 41 species who living in tropical and subtropical climate around the world.
Nice to found you, Land of Dragons!