# Friday, November 09, 2007
I read this interesting article on the National Geographic website about these fish that can actually live outside of the water for months at the time. The fish is a mangrove rivulus or mangrove killifish and as its name suggests it lives in the swampy mangrove forests. When the mangrove swamps dry up during dry periods the fish simply lives in logs under piles of damp leaves. It can do this for around 66 days breathing air through its skin whilst still retaining its gills. Amazing.

posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 11:44:13 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Related posts:
Hayfever Season
Sleepy Old Cat
Mars Advises Limits on Some Products
Using Royal Mail PPI
Pipe Cleaner Spiders
Giving up the Allotment
All comments require the approval of the site owner before being displayed.
Name
E-mail
Home page

Comment (HTML not allowed)  

Enter the code shown (prevents robots):

Live Comment Preview