Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Arapaima is a family of freshwater osteoglossiform fishes known as the bonytongues. The species in this family are native to the Amazon River of Brazil and Africa. This family is sometimes considered to be a part of the arowana family, Osteoglossidae.
A genetic study shows that the lineage leading to the arapaima and African arowana diverged about 220 million years ago, during the Late Triassic; the lineage leading to the silver and blackish blue arowanas of South America diverged about 170 million years ago, during the Middle Jurassic. The lineage leading to the Australian arowanas diverged from that leading to the Asian arowanas about 140 million years ago, during the Early Cretaceous.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Arapaimidae" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
- Kumazawa, Yoshinori (2003). "The reason the freshwater fish arowana live across the sea". Quarterly Journal Biohistory (Winter). Retrieved 2006-07-02.
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