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Lungfish Photos and Information on this Curious Fish That Can Breathe Air

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Lungfish, are divided into two families, Lepidosirenidae, South American lungfish and African lungfish, and Ceratodidae, Australian lungfish. The species in the Lepidosirenidae family carefully construct a nest and after the eggs are deposited by the females the males watch over the nest, protecting them fiercely until the young have hatched. The fry have gills when they first appear that disappear as they mature. Adults take in air by swimming to the surface and filling their lungs before moving back under water. During spawning time, males have subsidiary breathing apparatus in the form of threadlike appendages to the pectoral fins.

The Australian lungfish do not build nests. After mating, the females lay the eggs in the vegetation at the bottom of her habitat to hatch.

Lungfish can be extremely long-lived. One Queensland lungfish in an aquarium has been part of the permanent live collection since 1933.

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Picture of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, a very ancient fish with the ability to breath with gills or by gulping air. Can live to over 70 years

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Stock photo of a South American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradora

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Image of an Australian lungfish, family: Ceratodontidae, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Photo of an Australian lungfish, family: Ceratodontidae, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Picture of a South American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, This fish has the ability to breath with gills or by gulping air

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Stock photo of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, a very ancient fish with the ability to breath with gills or by gulping air. Can live to over 70 years

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Image of a South American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, Photo showing it's unique stalk-like caudal fins. This fish has the ability to breath with gills or by gulping air

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Photo of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Picture of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Illustration of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Image of South American Lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, which ahsthe ability to breath with gills or by gulping air

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Photo of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Picture of a Congo lungfish, Protopteridae Protopterus dolloi

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Stock photo of a African Lungfish, Protopteridae Protopterus annectens

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Image of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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Photo of an Australian Lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri

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