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
Order salamander fish and relatives, family African lungfish
Snails, crustaceans, insect larvae, fishes and amphibians
Marshy embankments of lakes or lotic waters
Spawns into mud holes; brood care by father; maximum age: 23 years
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