lungfish lungfish  /ˈləŋ ˌfɪʃ/


  • (n) air-breathing fish having an elongated body and fleshy paired fins; certain species construct mucus-lined mud coverings in which to survive drought


  1. Last December a lungfish from a pond in British East Africa was placed in a large tin can filled with wet mud.
  2. Abbott and Costello, which debuted in 1952, was one of the most distinctive and acerbically funny of these video lungfish.
  3. Into its tanks went sea creatures: sharks, channel bass, tropical lungfish, giant morays, sea turtles, penguins, alligators, crabs.


  • Surviving droughts: How some fish and frogs do it [Life Lines]

    Talk about unique adaptations. Here is a video showing how lungfish and desert frogs are able to survive for years outside of water during periods of drought. The video also shows how thorny devils living in harsh desert environments absorb water through their skin. These adaptations may come in handy with climate change.
    on February 17, 2014     Source: ScienceBlogs

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  1. "I've told the minister there is no way he should allow the major breeding ground for the Australian Lungfish or the Mary River Turtle, or Mary River Cod, to be obliterated," Senator Brown said.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Bob Brown Source: The Age

  2. But Ms Bligh said the centre was intended to make the Mary River "the world capital of the lungfish", not to make the dam more popular with its opponents.
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Anna Bligh Source: The Age

  3. Jason adds that "Working with Garry Marshall, seeing how he directs a play, is a good example of that. I did 'Wrong Turn at Lungfish' with him and Hector Elizondo, and found Garry very unpretentious about the way he works. Maybe through some sort of...
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Jason Gedrick Source: National Ledger

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