Bernard Long (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
11" x 8" (280mm x 200mm)Date:
1983This is the original Watercolour painting by Bernard Long.
There are 34 species of mudskippers divided into three broad types. The smallest leave the water only at low tide and stay at the water's edge.
Medium-sized mudskippers spread across the mud flats. Many are territorial building a low ridge around the boundary of their territory.
The largest live at the highest part of the mud flat that is covered only at high tide. This type is known to eat small mudskippers.
A detailed and colourful watercolour painting from the publication Strange and Curious Creatures, written by Rupert Oliver and illustrated by Bernard Long. 1984.