Australian Lungfish Click to enlarge image
Lungfish are named for their ability to breathe air by coming to the surface when water is stagnant or the quality is low. The Australian Lungfish is unique in having only a single lung – all other species have a pair. Lungfish can grow to 1.5 metres in length and 40 kilograms in weight. Image: Stuart Humphreys
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Ceratodontidae - Lungfishes
Neoceratodus forsteri Australian Lungfish
Protopterus annectens African Lungfish