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Image of Lepidosiren paradoxa (South American lungfish) Etymology: Lepidosiren: Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, seiren = a mythological serpent, (Ref. Expert(s). Expert: Eschmeyer, W. N.. Notes: California Academy of Sciences. Reference for: Lepidosiren paradoxa. Other Source(s). Source: Catalog of Fishes. Aestivation in the South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa: effects on cardiovascular function, blood gases, osmolality and leptin levels.

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Relatively little is known about the South American lungfish. The have four external gills which they use to breathe for the first seven weeks of their lives Berra, Lungfish have solid toothplates instead of individual teeth. Accessed October 08, at http: Paraodxa role that they play as a prey item is largely unknown. A Naturalist in Brazil: The immature lungfish is spotted with gold on a lepdosiren background; in the adult, this fades to a brown or gray color.

These structures allow the male to release oxygen from his blood into the surrounding nest and remove carbon dioxide Lungfish Living fossils Fish described in Retrieved 18 May Juvenile lungfish feed on insect larvae and snailswhile adults are omnivorous, adding algae and shrimp to their diets, crushing them with their heavily mineralized tooth-plates. The fish are obligate air-breathers and will drown if denied access to the lepidosren Ref. Spawning occurs during the wet season.


Lepidosiren paradoxa – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Low, minimum population doubling time 4. Lepidosiren paradoxa young look a bit llepidosiren amphibian larvaewith four external gills that they use for breathing until about seven weeks in age. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Prefers stagnant waters where there is little current.

Verlag fur Natur-und Heimtierkunde GmbH. Lepidosiren paradoxa juveniles have a pattern of bright yellow spots which fade away as the fish matures Alves-Gomes et al.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Orgeig and Daniels, Other Physical Features ectothermic heterothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism sexes alike Range length high cm Communication Channels visual Perception Channels visual Food Habits Lepidosiren paradoxa eat a variety of food items including some bony fishalgae and weeds, terrestrial plants stemsshrimp, insects, clams, and snails Berra, They have a reduced bronchial apparatus which allows them to survive during times when oxygen levels are low.

During the dry period, this species burrows into the mud, to a depth of about cm, and seals off the entrance with clay, leaving out holes for aeration.


Lepidosiren Fitzinger These structures disappear after lepjdosiren breeding season is over. More research should be done so that they can be more fully understood.

South American lungfish – Wikipedia

The abundance of this fish is largely unknown Alves-Gomes et al. South American lungfish capture lpeidosiren by suction feeding. Lepidosiren paradoxa Fitzinger Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. It does provide intellectual benefits; lungfish represent an important step in vertebrate evolution and their origin provide insights into the origin of tetrapods Alves-Gomes et al.

Negative There are no known adverse effects of Lepidosiren paradoxa on humans. This could be one reason why L. Retrieved 3 July During the rainy season, reproduction begins.

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the lepidosoren of references beyond our control. There has not been a lot of research on this species and the specimens that have been identified lack information on their origin.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. It possesses two lungs without bronchial tubes.