Subfamily Oxudercinae

Fascinating Facts


Swamps, lagoons, mud flats, and estuaries, spending three-quarters of their time on land perched on mangrove roots and rocks. When submerged in their burrows they maintain an air pocket in case of low oxygen concentration in the water. Mudskippers eat insects, sandworms, and small crustaceans.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 2014


Indo-pacific, West Africa, Japanese coasts, Australia, Philippines and the Polynesian islands.

Location in the Zoo

Fish and Amphibians Zone of the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits