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Small Mudskippers

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This smaller mudskipper usually seen in groups eats small crabs, prawns and insects, and digs burrows on soft mudflats while spitting out balls of mud. They attract females by doing jumping vigorously and raising their orange-and-black dorsal fins. Once paired, they will defend their burrows and surrounding territory against all intruders, including mangrove crabs, sometimes spitting mud at them. They are more adapted to land than water due to their smaller gill size relative to other mudskippers, which makes them to be less efficient at aquatic respiration.
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