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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A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows. The have four external gills which they use to breathe for the first seven weeks of their lives Berra, Collection of genus-group names in a systematic arrangement. South American lungfish capture prey by suction feeding.

Lepidosiren paradoxa

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Additional common names include American mud-fish [5] and scaly salamanderfish. These gill-like structures are highly vascularized, feathery structures developed from the pelvic fin Berra, They have a reduced bronchial apparatus which allows them to survive during lepiddosiren when oxygen levels are low.

Lepidosirenidae Bonaparte A Naturalist in Brazil: Lepidosiren paradoxa prey on some small bony fish, shrimp, clams, snails, and insects Berra, This could be one reason why L. Low, minimum population doubling time 4.


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Orgeig and Daniels, Other Physical Features ectothermic heterothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism lepidowiren alike Range length high cm During drought, they paradoxxa burrow into mud to 50 cm below the surface and become dormant until the environment becomes more hospitable Max Planck Institute for Paradoza Research, Retrieved 18 May Lepidosiren paradoxa was the first living species of lungfish to be formally named Alves-Gomes et al. Fossil evidence has placed some Devonian lungfish in fully marine habitats as well as freshwater deposits Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Portuguese-language text.

Berra, South American lungfish capture prey by suction feeding. Views Read Edit View history. The males can increase oxygen levels for their developing young by using gill-like structures formed during the breeding season.

South American lungfish Scientific classification Kingdom: Lepidosiren paradoxa is a solitary species. This is parallel to the function of a tongue Bemis, There is very little information on the mating systems of Lepidosiren paradoxa.

During the rainy season, reproduction begins. Lepidosirenidae BonaparteGenus: Lepidosiren paradoxa juveniles have a pattern of bright yellow spots which fade away as the fish matures Alves-Gomes et al. The nest is then guarded by the male parent. Retrieved 30 June To enrich the oxygen in the nest, the paradoxx develops highly vascularized structures on his pelvic fins that release additional oxygen into the water.


Bemis and Lauder, Verlag fur Natur-und Heimtierkunde GmbH. Adult males develop vascular filaments on their paired fins which function either as auxillary to respiration so that they can breathe air without leaving the nest or the fin filaments permit the emission of aerially obtained oxygen in to the nest water, causing the oxygenation of the water surrounding the eggs Ref.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lepidosiren paradoxa. These structures disappear after the breeding season is over.

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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. After this time, they become obligate air breathers and regression of the external gills lepidosirdn Berra, Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. In other words, Central and South America.