High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walking fish, sometimes called ambulatory fish, is a general term that refers to fish that are able to travel over land for extended periods of time. THe term may also be used for some other cases of nonstandard fish locomotion, e.G., when describing fish "walking" along the sea floor.MOst commonly this term is applied to amphibious fish. ABle to spend longer times out of water, these fish may use a number of means of locomotion, including springing, snake-like lateral undulation, and tripod-like walking. THe mudskippers are probably the best land-adapted of contemporary fish and are able to spend days moving about out of water and can even climb mangroves, although to only modest heights. THe Climbing gourami is often specifically referred to as a "walking fish", although it does not actually "walk", but rather moves in a jerky way by supporting itself on the extended edges of its gill plates and pushing itself by its fins and tail. SOme reports indicate that it can also climb trees.