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Elephantnose fish

Elephantnose fish

Wormjawed mormyrid

Wormjawed mormyrid

Dwarf mormyrid

Dwarf mormyrid

Norman's lampeye

Norman's lampeye

Mango Pleco

Mango Pleco

Orchid Leather Neck Whiptail

Orchid Leather Neck Whiptail

Galaxy pleco

Galaxy pleco

Blue Congo Cichlid

Blue Congo Cichlid

Common Bristlenose Catfish

Common Bristlenose Catfish

South American lungfish

South American lungfish

Facts

LatinLepidosiren paradoxa
Size125 cm
FoodMussels, snails, insects, plants and dead fish
HabitatRivers and lakes
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationSouth America
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A fish that walks on land

The South American lungfish isn't very fast, but it does have another skill. With its movable fins, it pushes its way through dense plant growth close to the shore, or moves from one pond to another.

Breathe in

The South American lungfish was named for its lung. Because it has a lung, it can survive in nature for long periods of drought or low oxygen content in the water.


Neon tetra

Arowana

The interesting species of the river

Arapaima

Piranha

Stream aquarium

Under the riverbank

River cichlids

The plants in the river

Angelfish

Armored predators

Discusfish

Veiled chameleon

Under construction

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi