lung fish, lake fish

Lungfish are freshwater fish belonging to the order Dipnoi. Lungfish are best-known for retaining characteristics primitive within the Osteichthyes, including the ability to breathe air, and structures primitive within Sarcopterygii, including the presence of lobed fins with a well-developed internal skeleton. Today, they live only in Africa, South America, and Australia. While vicariance would suggest this represents an ancient distribution limited to the Mesozoic supercontinent Gondwana, the fossil record suggests that advanced lungfish had a cosmopolitan freshwater distribution and that the current distribution of modern lungfish species reflects extinction of many lineages following the breakup of Pangea, Gondwana, and Laurasia.

Direction Walk 0.05 km or 1 mins south east from last photo
Location Kisumu, East Africa, Kenya, Africa
Info F 4.0 1/50 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Kenya State East Africa
City Kisumu Weather Sunny
Continent Africa Day Kisumu
Activity Lake Victoria Boat Ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:20 12:49:52 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2219
Height 2959 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 70.0 mm Exposure 1/50
F Number 4.0 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 65.98 m
Latitude -0.144738888888889 Longitude 34.736725
Altitude 72.40572391 m File Size 4.0 MB
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