Animals analogous to the mudskipper
would have used modified fins to move around on flat surfaces, but for climbing sandy slopes, the animals could have benefitted from using their tails to propel themselves forward, the researchers found.
They compared the forces experienced by the pectoral fins of the mudskipper
fishes to the forelimbs and hind limbs of walking tiger salamanders.
pectoral fin kinematics in aquatic and terrestrial environments.
Other topics include oxygen consumption during embryonic development of the mudskipper
, osmoregulatory and respiratory adaptations of Lake Magadi fish, blood gases of the South American lungfish, and gill diseases.
Flying rodents in 50,000,000BC; Tick follows tock...but no surfers in 65,000,000BC; My goodness...150million years ago & they're reptiles; Head start...410million years ago & a mudskipper
; At last...here"s what they were waiting for all along
Selective feeding by the mudskipper
(Boleophthalmus pectinirostris) on the microalgal assemblage of a tropical mudflat.
He slinks forward eyeing a mudskipper
on a mangrove root.
With much-fancied local outfits Skink and Mudskipper
in tow, expect the obligatory sonic cathedrals and intense loud/quiet action.
I think the July 21 letter by the "determined Darwinist" missed the point of the walking fish, such as the mudskipper
and the northern snakehead he mentioned.
Martyn Colbeck's `Mountains' and Simon King's and `Peter Scoones' `Coasts' - the two videos I watched - abound with beautiful images, fascinating observations of animal behaviour and new (to me, anyway) information on lesser known species - the mudskipper
in the mangrove swamps, for example.
You must be thinking of the mudskipper
in our September 1998 issue.
Here live shorebirds, crab-eating monkeys and mudskipper
fish that skim across exposed swamp mud to make their ways between water holes at low tide.
Fine structure of the gill epithelium of the terrestrial mudskipper
, Periophthalmodon schlosseri.
Breeding, growth, mortality and yield of the mudskipper
Periophthalmus barbarus (Linneaus 1766) (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in the Imo River estuary, Nigeria.
Caption: A small fish called a mudskipper
(shown at the Georgia Aquarium In Atlanta) routinely ventures onto land with a hopping gait that inspired a robot study of the motion.