Bichir

Bi·chir' noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) A remarkable ganoid fish ( Polypterus bichir ) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei .
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Bichir

• (n.) A remarkable ganoid fish (Polypterus bichir) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See Brachioganoidei.
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bichir

any of about 10 species of tropical African fishes of the genus Polypterus. Bichirs and the eellike reedfish, Calamoichthys (sometimes called ... [3 related articles]
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bichir

bichir (bich'ur) , common name for African freshwater fishes as of the family Polypteridae, and particularly for those of the genus Polypterus. Bichirs are among the most primitive of the ray-finned fishes, or Actinopterygii, the dominant group of modern fishes. The long, narrow body of Polypter...
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Bichir

The bichir (African mud-fish) is an African fish of the genus Polypterus, found in tropical swamps and rivers in Africa. It is cylindrical in shape, and some species grow to 70 centimetres or more. They show many 'primitive' features, such as breathing air by using the swim bladder, having a spiral valve in the intestine, having heavy bony scales, ...
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Bichir

All species occur in freshwater habitats in tropical Africa and the Nile River system, mainly swampy, shallow floodplains and estuaries. Bichirs are considered the sister group to all other extant ray-finned fishes. ==Anatomy== Bichirs are elongated fish with a unique series of dorsal finlets which vary in number from seven to 18, instead of a sin...
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