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Protopterus aethiopicus (marbled lungfish)

Synonyms: Lepidosiren arnaudii; Protopterus aethiopicus aethiopicus; Protopterus aethiopicus congicus; Protopterus aethiopicus mesmaekeri; Protopterus aethiopicus mesmaekersi

Wikipedia Abstract

The marbled lungfish (Protopterus aethiopicus) is a lungfish of the family Protopteridae. Also known as the leopard lungfish, it is found in Africa. At 133 billion base pairs it has the largest known genome of any vertebrate and one of the largest of any organism on Earth, along with Polychaos dubium and Paris japonica at 670 billion and 150 billion, respectively.
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Prey / Diet

Astatotilapia burtoni (Burton's haplo)[1]
Bellamya jucunda[1]
Bellamya unicolor[1]
Biomphalaria choanomphala[1]
Brachythemis leucosticta (Four-square Groundling)[1]
Corbicula madagascariensis[1]
Eretes sticticus[1]
Etheria elliptica[1]
Ictinogomphus ferox (Tiger Clubtail)[1]
Melanoides tuberculata (Yukon floater)[1]
Mutela bourguignati[1]
Oreochromis esculentus (Singida tilapia)[1]
Pila ovata[1]
Protopterus aethiopicus (marbled lungfish)[1]
Sphaerium stuhlmanni[1]
Sphaerium victoriae[1]
Tilapia zillii (Zilli's tilapia)[1]
Trithetrum navasi[1]

Predators

Bagrus docmak (Sudan catfish)[1]
Lates niloticus (Victoria perch)[1]
Protopterus aethiopicus (marbled lungfish)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Heterorchis crumenifer <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Nile; Lakes Albert, Edward, Victoria, Nabugabo, Tanganyika, Kyoga and No (Ref. 3498).; Burundi; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Egypt; Ethiopia; Ethiopian; Kenya; Lake Tanganyika; Lake Turkana; Lake Victoria; Nile; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Uganda; Zambia;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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