- a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, of the rivers of Australia.
Origin of barramunda
First recorded in 1870–75; of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for barramunda
It is closely related to the Barramunda of the Queensland rivers belonging to the order Dipnoi.
In the Barramunda (Neoceratodus) there are both external and internal nares, the former being situated just within the upper lip.
The Barramunda, in fact, can breathe by either gills or lung alone or by both simultaneously.
- the edible Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, having paddle-like fins and a long body covered with large scales
from a native Australian language
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