|The South American Lungfish, as its name
tells, can be found in South America. They prefer swimming in
swamps and other slow moving bodies of water.
|The South American Lungfish
feeds on insects, snails, algae and shrimp, along with other
small insects and vegetation. They have a long, cylindrical
body, not unlike an eels. South American Lungfish
are air-breathers, and the young, which are tadpole-like, begin
to breathe air about 7 weeks after birth.