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South American Lungfish

The South American Lungfish (Lepidosiren Paradoxa) is a freshwater airbreathing fish of the family Lepidosirenidae (2). This particular species of lungfish are native to the South American rivers of the Amazon, preferably in swamps and shallow waters with dense vegetation (4, 5). As juveniles the South American Lungfish are equipped with temporary gills, but as they mature they become solely dependent on breathing air and will drown if held underwater for too long(2). The Lungfish are named for their single air breathing lung. Their appearance is eel-like with pectoral fins which are long and string-like; similar to lobefins, the lungfish is ancestrally related to four-footed land animals (2,3). 

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:127Public Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:2Public Species:1
Specimens with Barcodes:2Public BINs:1
Species:1         
Species With Barcodes:1         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Lepidosirenidae

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