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West African lungfish +

Protopterus annectens

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  • West African lungfish

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When their home waters run dry, the African lungfish dig themselves into the mud and form a cocoon made of mucous in which they endure the dry period. During that time, the fish feeds on its resources.
Status according to Red List: least concern

Classification:

Order salamander fish and relatives, family African lungfish

Diet:

Snails, crustaceans, insect larvae, fishes and amphibians

Habitat:

Marshy embankments of lakes or lotic waters

Reproduction:

Spawns into mud holes; brood care by father; maximum age: 23 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

IUCN web page

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