Land Invasion by the Mudskipper, Periophthalmodon septemradiatus, in Fresh and Saline Waters of the Mekong River

The authors describe the ecology of an amphibious fish Periophthalmodon septemradiatus, which they presume is in the process of niche expansion into terrestrial habitats from estuarine to freshwater environments along the Mekong River, Vietnam. The fish may provide a unique opportunity to study how ambient salinity affects the biology and ecology of a living vertebrate during transition from water to land.

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Mai, H.V., L.X. Tran, Q.M. Dinh, D. D. Tran, M. Murata, H. Sagara, A. Yamada, K. Shirai, and A. Ishimatsu

Publication Date

02 October 2019

Publication Name

Scientific Reports


Vertebrate evolution, mudskipper, land invasion