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  • The Dragon Fish - Senegal's Bichir

    Polypterus senegalus

    If you’re an aquarium fish aficionado, then you probably know about the “dragon fish” or “dinosaur eel.” The more official name is the Senegal bichir (Polypterus sengalus). It also goes by the name of gray bichir or Cuvier’s bichir. This is the prototypical species of fish in the genus. That means that most of it’s features are held by other fish in the genus. They’re also the most widespread species.

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