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South American lungfish +

Lepidosiren paradoxa

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • South American lungfish
  • South American lungfish
  • South American lungfish
  • South American lungfish

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During brood care, the males show cluster-like appendices on the ventral fins that are well supplied with blood. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen thereby improving the supply of the clutch with oxygen. These appendices disappear after reproduction. Status according to Red List: not evaluated

Classification:

Order salamander fishes and relatives, family South American lungfishes, only species

Diet:

Aquatic snails, crustaceans, small vertebrates and algae

Habitat:

Swamplands and shallow water abundantly covered with vegetation

Reproduction:

Spawns in mud tubes; brood care by males

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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