Gobius boddarti. Pallas, Boleophthalmus is a genus of mudskippers native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific. Boleophthalmus boddartiBoddart’s goggle-eyed goby(Also: Goggle-eyed goby; Mudskipper). Facebook. Twitter. KingdomAnimaliaanimals. Animalia: information . Boleophthalmus Valenciennes, Boleophthalmus boddaerti (Pallas, ) (misspelling) Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas, ).
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Chek Jawa, Jan Adult females have elongated spines on the first dorsal fin.
Pulau Ubin, Apr Boedarti your own badge here. This pretty spotted mudskipper is sometimes seen in the back mangroves. Large adults often seen on very very soft mud.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Boleophthalmus boddarti (Pallas, )
During high tide, it hides in its burrow with a bubble of air. To 22cm long, those seen about cm.
Brown with dark diagonal bars along the body. Lots of tiny blue spots on the ‘cheeks’, along the sides of the body and on the fins.
In adult females, the first dorsal fin has elongated spines that stick out like long filaments. What does it eat? It grazes on algae and edible bits on the surface of the mud, gathering these by moving its head rapidly from side to side.
So it comically appears to be constantly saying ‘No! It is said to be eaten in some places and sometimes sold in markets.
Blue-spotted mudskippers on Singapore shores. Photos of Blue-spotted mudskippers for free download from wildsingapore flickr.
Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.
Blue-spotted mudskipper Boleophthalmus boddarti Lim, Kelvin K. Boleophthalmus boddarti on the The Mudskipper website by Gianluca Polgar: Technical fact sheet with lots of photos. Boddart’s goggle-eyed goby Boleophthalmus boddarti from FishBase: Blue-spotted mudskipper on EcologyAsia: A Guide to Gobies of Singapore.
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