noun Date: 1860 any of several Asian and African gobies (genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus) that are able to skip about actively over wet mud and sand

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  • Mudskipper — Mudskippers Mudskippers in The Gambia Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • mudskipper — /ˈmʌdskɪpə / (say mudskipuh) noun (plural mudskipper or mudskippers) any of several tropical marine fishes mainly of the family Periopthalmidae with bulging eyes, air breathing gills and stiffened pectoral fins which enable them to skip over… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mudskipper — auksaspalvis dumblašoklis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Periophthalmus chrysospilos angl. mudskipper rus. золотистый прыгун ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastieji dumblašokliai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • mudskipper — /mud skip euhr/, n. any of several gobies of the genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus, of tropical seas from Africa to the East Indies and Japan, noted for the habit of remaining out of water on mud flats for certain periods and jumping about …   Universalium

  • mudskipper — noun Any of various gobies of the subfamily Oxudercinae that are able to survive out of water by breathing through their skins and having strong pectoral fins that act as simple legs …   Wiktionary

  • mudskipper — n a synonym for mudfish …   Contemporary slang

  • mudskipper — n. any of a six types of gobies (native of the Indo Pacific) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mudskipper — noun a small goby (fish) of tropical mangrove swamps which is able to move around out of water. [Periopthalmodon schlosseri and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • mudskipper — mud•skip•per [[t]ˈmʌdˌskɪp ər[/t]] n. ich any goby of the genera Periophthalmus and Boleophthalmus, of tropical Pacific coasts, living around mud flats and able to maneuver out of water for limited periods …   From formal English to slang

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