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Australian lungfish +

Neoceratodus forsteri

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Australian lungfish
  • Australian lungfish

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In contrast to the African and the South American lungfish, the Australian lungfish only have one bag-like lung. As they cannot dig themselves into mud during dry periods or wander over land, they are not able to survive the drying up of their habitat. Status according to Red List: not evaluated

Classification:

Australian lungfish and relatives, family Australian lungfish, only species

Diet:

Aquatic snails, crustaceans, worms, fishes and plants

Habitat:

Stagnant and lotic waters with intensive plant growth

Reproduction:

Eggs are laid inside spawn lumps on plants; hatchlings after 21 – 30 days; maximum age: 60 years

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