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HEALTHY AFRICAN LUNGFISH ON EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM

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Two live lungfish from the central take region of East Africa have been purchased by the directors and placed on exhibition for students, it was disclosed recently by Arthur Loveridge, curator of Reptiles and Amphibians in the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

These rare, eel-like creatures which have no fins but possess two pairs of fleshy spines were brought over in their cocoons of hard baked mud in which they live during the dry season, often for as long as two years. Only nine inches now, some day these baby specimen may reach the length of five feet.

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