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MUDSKIPPERS
Group: Dylan O’Brien
MUDSKIPPERS
Muhammad Nazmi
Fiona Chimwemwe
Shamil Nafiz
Lee Lin Hui
Darryl Harvey
Content...
Geographical distribution
of mudskippers, other
than Madagascar and
the rest of East Africa.
TrivialTrivial
facts about mu...
Our SiteOur Site
Man-made brackish lake system
at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
Location: Topography:
Research and do observa...
Body PartsBody Parts
how mudskipper carries their everyday function
Eyes
Dorsal Fins are generally closed but it will
open...
3 types3 types
of mudskipper in Malaysia
characteristics:
scientific name: Periophthalmodon schlosseri
Giant MudskipperGian...
ReproductionReproduction
and life cycle of mudskippers
its mating season!
Male’s body colors will brighten
It will do seve...
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  1. 1. MUDSKIPPERS Group: Dylan O’Brien MUDSKIPPERS Muhammad Nazmi Fiona Chimwemwe Shamil Nafiz Lee Lin Hui Darryl Harvey Content 1. Trivial Facts About Mudskipper 2. Our Site 3. Body Parts and Adaptation 4. Three Types of Mudskipper 5. Reproduction and Life Cycle i 3 A fish that can walk on land! 2 what can mudskipper do that most fish can’t? 0115FNBE Able to see aerial view of its surrounding! Able to walk on land for a long period of time! Able to climb trees (but slowly)! Able to jump and hop at a fast speed! Can breath in water and out of water!
  2. 2. Geographical distribution of mudskippers, other than Madagascar and the rest of East Africa. TrivialTrivial facts about mudskippers! Taxonomyfamily GobiidaeFamily Mudskippers belongs to the second largest family of fish. DietCategory But don’t worry, it only eats small organisms. Number of Species As of 2015, there are around of Mudskipper. Thats small compared to: 34 discovered species 34 64 species of herons. 850 species of crabs. Number of Species 3450 species of snakes. 3Habitatsofmudskippers tidal mudflat mangrove swamp nipa palm amphibious lifestyle mudskipper lives an amphibious lifestyle Mudskipper is one of the less known delicacy in China DelicacyUniqueCharacteristic It requires both land and water to survive Least ConcernLeast Concern meaning that it is not an endangered species Mudskipper is classified as However their population is slowly declining due to habitat distruptionhabitat distruption Mudflat erosion Natural disaster (tsunami) Human interference Illegal deforestation i
  3. 3. Our SiteOur Site Man-made brackish lake system at Kuala Selangor Nature Park Location: Topography: Research and do observation about mudskippers and the ecosystem Purpose of Site Visit: our site 1 meter Clay soil Mud (brackish water) Brackish W ater Brackish W aterllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllll Salinity Comparison meter Mostly flat - especially on the mudflats. Date of Visit: 8 and 9 February 2015 The most important feature of brackish water is its salinity of 0.05% to 3% (percentage of salt content in water) Brackish water is essential for mudskippers to live This particular lake is slightly acidic which means its pH is <7 1 7 14 0.05 0 1 3 10 5 30 (%) Freshwater Brack ish w ater Sea water Bri ne w ater drinking water Baltic Sea Black Sea Pacific Ocean Red Sea Dead Sea Important for mudskipper due to land and water cycle. Will die if they lack either of the factors. High Tide 10-15cm water level Low Tide 0-2cm water level What do we observe? types of animal: Giant Mudskippers “Normal sized” Mudskippers Blue-spotted mudskipper Gold-spotted mudskipper Different Crabs A mud-creeper (a type of gastropod)
  4. 4. Body PartsBody Parts how mudskipper carries their everyday function Eyes Dorsal Fins are generally closed but it will open if the mudskipper is being aggressive or if it want to impress the female during mating season. Pectoral Fins walk Pectoral fins are muscular which enable it to walk on land unlike most fish which use it to swim underwater. Pectoral fins are also for mudskipper to jump.Mouth tongue Mudskipper has an unusual way to eat by sucking in its prey using ‘tongue’ made out of water eat and be eaten The foodchain The foodchain didyouknow? Mudskippers crabs worms insects Cannibalismsnakes birds Bigger mudskippers have been sighted to eat their own, smaller kind. Mudskipper eyes move independently of each other. Its also has aerial views which can see 360 degrees. When it is out of water, mudskippers retract their eyes beneath them to moisten them. It can also see above and below water simultaneously. 360 degrees. visiontype: monocromatic caudalfin anal fin Breathing O2 IN WATER ON LAND Breath using gills like most fishes 2 ways to breath on land: Gills chamber is filled with water which allows them to use gills to breath on land. Breath through the skin if its moist and wet. how do mudskippers adapt to its environment? Amphibiouslifestyle Allows mudskipper to: Survive during lowtide Survive in low oxygen waterOxygen Find its prey on land delicious
  5. 5. 3 types3 types of mudskipper in Malaysia characteristics: scientific name: Periophthalmodon schlosseri Giant MudskipperGiant Mudskipper Relatively large in size Rear dorsal fin is dark Front dorsal fin is reddish-brown Dark brown body color scientific name: Boleophthalmus boddarti Blue spotted MudskipperBlue spotted Mudskipper Patterned body with diagonal rows of bold blue spots Spiky second dorsal fin which makes it conspicuous. Highly territorial in nature characteristics: Gold spotted MudskipperGold spotted Mudskipper scientific name: Periophthalmus chrysospilos Randomly scattered pale gold spots along each side of its body. Body is light in color and its upper body is medium gray. characteristics: 3 Length comparison how big is the giant mudskipper Length comparison (maximum length) 25cm 13cm giant mudskipper blue and gold spotted 1 giant mudskipper is the biggest mudskipper species giant mudskipper is the biggest mudskipper species which one is the most common? Gold spotted MudskipperGold spotted Mudskipper is the mostcommon whereas Blue spotted MudskipperBlue spotted Mudskipper is the leastcommon species
  6. 6. ReproductionReproduction and life cycle of mudskippers its mating season! Male’s body colors will brighten It will do several jumps and flips Their dorsal fin will also spread Purpose:Purpose: to scare of rivals to impress females its mating season! After the female is found the male will make a burrow. The female will proceed to lay eggs in it if she likes the burrow. didyouknow? Mudskipper usually makes the burrow on mudflats which has hypoxic water. protection against prey. thermoregulation in which the mudskipper maintain their temperature. Advantages:Advantages: the male will continue to fertilize the eggs which will form into a zygote and then into an embryo eg gs is laid on air p ocket Life CycleofMudskippe r Life CycleofMudskippe r embryo larvae fertilized egg juv eniles adult Anewlyferti lized egg / zygote Cells develop and for m ed embryo Larvaeishatchedfrom the eg gs Furtherbodydevelopments A fullygrownmudskipper Mudskippers will only leave its burrow when it became adult. didyouknow? The male mudskippers does most of the guarding of the eggs. Average Lifespan of MudskipperMudskipper can survive for 5 years on average 1 14 of human’s average lifespan 3 times of crab’s average lifespan 80 times that is; of fly’s average lifespan 1 3 of heron’s average lifespan

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