Polypterus


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Polypterus

a primitive freshwater fish of Central Africa derived, with sturgeons, from Devonian palaeoniscid stock. see PALAEONISCUS.
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The unique experiment called The Terrestrialized Polypterus Experiment aimed at giving some insight into how these fossil fishes could have used their fins to move in a terrestrial environment and the way they could have evolved.
Evolution of the feeding mechanism in primitive actinopterygian fishes: a functional anatomical analysis of Polypterus, Lepisosteus and Amia.
Mechanics of the fast-start: muscle function and the role of intramuscular pressure in the escape behavior of Amia calva and Polypterus palmas.
Scientists are studying the scales of the freshwater fish, polypterus senegalus, in the hope of learning engineering lessons that can be put to practical use.