Hundreds of millions of years ago, our fishy ancestors dragged themselves out of the water and diversified into all the vertebrates on Earth–everything from lizards to primates to humans. But one particular fish just can’t seem to make up its mind about living in the water or on land: the mudskipper. And good on it, because it’s marvelously adapted for both lives. Check out this week’s episode of Absurd Creatures to learn more!

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