Singapore 2013: #06 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 4: Fish

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

A leaping mullet.

A leaping mullet.

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

 

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) with mangrove seedling

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) with mangrove seedling

This mudskipper spent a lot of time submerging itself and re-emerging to spit mud onto the bank, a seemingly futile task as the tide would come in and cover everything within two hours.

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri)

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) on a submerged branch. The tide has come up very fast.

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) on a submerged branch. The tide has come up very fast.

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) on a submerged branch.

Giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) on a submerged branch.

Mullet surprise

Mullet surprise

There are 17 genera and 70 species in the mullet (Mugilidae) family, so I won’t even try to identify these fish. The Ecology Asia site suggests that most mullet are in the genera Liza and Mugil.

The leap.

The leap.

The splash.

The splash.

Posts in this series:
Singapore 2013: #01 Flying out
Singapore 2013: #02 Long-tailed Macaques
Singapore 2013: #03 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 1: Environment
Singapore 2013: #04 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 2: Plantain Squirrel
Singapore 2013: #05 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 3: Reptiles
Singapore 2013: #06 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 4: Fish
Singapore 2013: #07 S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa, Part 1

More info:
A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore
Ecology Asia
Naturia
Wild Singapore


Date: 12 February 2013
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Sunny with tree cover.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

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