- a lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, of the Amazon, having an eel-shaped body.
Origin of lepidosiren
Examples from the Web for lepidosiren
Historical Examples of lepidosiren
The genus has five gill-clefts, instead of four as in Lepidosiren.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
These plates serve to ally them with the Ganoids, as their jaws do with Lepidosiren.The Chain of Life in Geological Time
Sir J. William Dawson
Its walls are sacculated, almost spongy in Lepidosiren and Protopterus, so as to give increase to the respiratory surface.
In Lepidosiren and Protopterus the organ is completely divided except at its anterior end into a right and a left lung.
B, Vasa efferentia reduced to a few at the hind end (Lepidosiren).
- a South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, having an eel-shaped body and whiplike paired fins