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Lungfish
Australian-Lungfish.jpg
Scientific Classification
Orders
  • Ceratodontiformes
  • Lepidosireniformes

Lungfish are freshwater lobe-finned fishes belonging to the subclass Dipnoi. Lungfish has the ability to breathe air.

Introduction

Anatomy

Reproduction

Ecology

Lungfish are found in Africa, South America and Australia. The australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, is the least specialized among the the three lungfish genera.[1] The African and South American lungfish are capable of surviving seasonal drying out of their habitats breathing air during prolonged periods of drought.

References

  1. Hickman Jr., Cleveland P.; Roberts, Larry S.; Keen, Susan L.; Larson, Allan; l'Anson, Helen; Eisenhour, David J (2008). Integrated Principles of Zoology (14th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. p. 529. ISBN 978-0-07-297004-3. 

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