Queensland lungfish

Fossil records of this group date back 380 million years, around the time when the higher vertebrate classes were beginning to evolve.

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The Queensland lungfish lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

The Queensland lungfish can live for several days out of the water, if it is kept moist, but will not survive total water depletion, unlike its African counterparts. More

the Queensland lungfish in the Brisbane River and in Enoggera Reservoir, beginning in 1969. Some has come from the work of early researchers like Albert Gunther, Richard Semon and Thomas Bancroft, and some from later workers. More

The Queensland lungfish is a protected species. The catching or possession of these fish is totally prohibited and if caught, lungfish should be released unharmed. The Queensland Lungfish is fully protected and may not be captured without a special permit. More

The Queensland lungfish at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has been part of the permanent live collection since 1933. More

The Queensland lungfish has a good set of gills, and rarely needs to breathe air. (Fig. 2-05) It uses the lung for air breathing when it is stressed, or needs extra oxygen. (Fig. More

Queensland lungfishQueensland lungfish - an endangered species of lungfish found in rivers in QueenslandAustralian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteriendangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a More

"Life in Cold Blood" about why the Queensland Lungfish is so significant in terms of the Earth's evolutionary history. A short excerpt from the excellent BBC series "Life in Cold Blood" about why the Queensland Lungfish is so significant in terms of the Earth's evolutionary history. More

The Queensland Lungfish is a living fossil. They lived alongside the dinosaurs and members of this group have been around for 300 million years. More

Queensland lungfish Gnathorhizidae South American lungfish Sarcopterygii Fish anatomy Osteichthyes Gondwana Devonian Vertebrate Fossil Protopteridae Diabolepis Protopterus Rhipidistia Tetrapodomorpha Pedomorphosis Estivation Odontode Occlusion Parallel evolution Allopatric speciation Notochord Shedd Aquarium Desiccation Laurasia Johannes Peter Müller Coelacanth Supercontinent Class More

Common names

Aŭstralia pulmofiŝo in Esperanto
Australian lungfish in English
Australiankeuhkokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Australiensisk lungfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Australische longvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Australischer Lungenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Australsk lungefisk in Danish (dansk)
Bahník australský in Czech (česky)
Barramunda in Russian (русский язык)
Burnett river salmon in English
Ceratodus in English
Fresh water salmon in English
Lungfish in English
Peixe-casulo-australiano in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-pulmonado-australiano in Portuguese (Português)
Queensland lungfish in English
баррамунда in Russian (русский язык)
Неоцератодус in Bulgarian (български език)
рогозуб in Russian (русский язык)
чешуйчатик австралийский in Russian (русский язык)
澳洲肺魚 in Mandarin Chinese
澳洲肺鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Ceratodontiformes
Family : Ceratodontidae
Genus : Neoceratodus
Species : Neoceratodus forsteri
Authority : Krefft, 1870