African Lungfish Photos, Protopterus annectens


Photos of Protopterus annectens, African lungfish
Notable: Lungfish belong to a prehistoric group of fishes that lived over 300 million years ago. When submerged, these fish must occasionally swim to the surface and gulp air or they will drown. The African lungfish has adapted to survive out of water for several years. When swamp waters recede, the lungfish burrows into the mud and covers itself with a thick coat of slime. The slime hardens into a cocoon which prevents the lungfish from drying out. The lungfish emerges from its cocoon after the first seasonal rains refill the swamp.

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African lungfish. Photograph of African lungfish, Protopterus annectens.
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African lungfish. African lungfish, Protopterus annectens Photos.
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African lungfish. African lungfish, Protopterus annectens Image.
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African lungfish, Protopterus annectens
African lungfish. Professional stock photos of African lungfish, Protopterus annectens.
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Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Freshwater Fish  >  Africa
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Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
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Updated: December 16, 2017

Species permalink: Protopterus annectens
Common name permalink: African lungfish