Queensland lungfish

species of fish (Neoceratodus forsteri)

The Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), also known as the Australian lungfish, Burnett salmon and barramunda, is one of the surviving species of lungfish. It is native only to the Mary and Burnett River systems of the Australian state of Queensland. The species has been introduced elsewhere and is also found in many other parts of Queensland's south-east. Although it is not a threatened species, the Queensland lungfish are protected.[7]

Queensland lungfish
Temporal range: 28.40–0 Ma RupelianRecent[1]
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CITES Appendix II (CITES)[3]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Dipnoi
Order: Ceratodontiformes
Family: Neoceratodontidae
Genus: Neoceratodus
N. forsteri
Binomial name
Neoceratodus forsteri
  • Genus
    • Epiceratodus Teller 1891
  • Species
    • Ceratodus forsteri Krefft 1870
    • Epiceratodus forsteri (Krefft 1870)
    • Ceratodus blanchardi Krefft 1870
    • Neoceratodus blanchardi (Krefft 1870)
    • Ceratodus miolepis Günther 1871

Fossils of Queensland lungfish from up to 380 million years ago have been discovered. The species lives in slow-flowing rivers and still water (including reservoirs). They are commonly found to be about 100 cm (3.3 ft) in length and weigh 20 kg (44 lb), but can get up to 150 cm (4.9 ft) in length and weigh 43 kg (95 lb).[8]

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  1. "Neoceratodus forsteri Krefft 1870". PBDB.
  2. Brooks, S.; Espinoza, T.; Kennard, M.; Arthington, A.; Roberts, D. (2019). "Neoceratodus forsteri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T122899816A123382021. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122899816A123382021.en. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  3. "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  4. "Part 7- Vertebrates". Collection of genus-group names in a systematic arrangement. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. Haaramo, Mikko (2007). "Ceratodiformes – recent lungfishes". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  6. Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (2017). "Neoceratodontidae". FishBase version (02/2017). Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. "Neoceratodus forsteri — Australian Lungfish, Queensland Lungfish". Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  8. "Lungfish – Fish species identification". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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