A Fish Out of Water


The African Lungfish (Protopterus annectens) lives  in flood plains, which can be tricky in drought season, as the water dries up most aquatic species would be in trouble. Luckily this smart fish has developed a way to breathe even when it is out of the water by secreting a thin slimy film that it covers itself in. This slime dries into a fragile cocoon that the fish can live in for over a year.

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