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BiologyProtopterus dolloi is not aestivating in cocoons during the dry-season, although it never lost the capability to aestivate (Ref. 40587). However, in the dry season, the male guards the eggs and larvae in the nest, which is built in the mud of the swamps, while the females can be found in the open water of the rivers (Ref. 41587). The food of Protopterus dolloi are fishes and insects, but during the time of reproduction his food is more vegetarian (Ref. 40587, 46852).