Dinosaur Senegalus Polypterus


The Cuvier Bichir, also called the Senegal Bichir, Gray Bichir, or Dragonfly is a member of the Polypteridae, or Lobe-Finned Pike family. This species is Captive-Bred but is endemic to the streams and rivers of Africa. As with other members of the primitive Polypteridae family, the Cuvier Bichir has the unique ability to survive out of water. With a lung-like paired swim bladder and gills to help to breathe, the Cuvier Bichir can spend short periods of time on land, but must soon return to its water environment for adequate respiration. This species is brown in color with an elongated snake-like body

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