The Amazing Mudskipper, A Fish That Walks on Land

Mudskipper Walk on Land

In a seaside clip from the BBC series Life, legendary host Sir David Attenborough (previously) talks about the amazing mudskipper, an amphibious fish that not only can, but prefers to walk on land. Attenborough explains how the mudskipper is able to live outside water, how they keep cool during hot days, how they seek out mates and how they avoid enemies of both land and sea.

A mudskipper – a fish that spends most of its life out of the sea. It can walk on land and breathe air Its life is very different from that of most fish. A fish out of water maybe, but they thrive here in Japan. So what’s made this upheaval worthwhile the answer lies in the mud.

Fighting Mudskippers

We previously wrote about these unusual fish as narrated by Ze Frank.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.