Brackish water “fish” of Singapore

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Singapore’s coastal ecosystems include mangrove estuaries where the salinity varies according to tidal influence and rainwater runoff. Singapore’s mangroves retain a high level of biodiversity and support over 150 species of “fish”, of which over 40 are gobies. Mudskippers are the most conspicuous gobies as they spend most of their time out of water. They hold water in their gill chambers and can also breathe through their skin.