mudskipper

noun
mud·​skip·​per | \ -ˌski-pər \

Definition of mudskipper

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

First Known Use of mudskipper

1860, in the meaning defined above

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