Queensland lungfish


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Queensland lungfish

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(Animals) a lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, reaching a length of six feet: occurs in Queensland rivers but introduced elsewhere
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Noun1.Queensland lungfish - an endangered species of lungfish found in rivers in QueenslandQueensland lungfish - an endangered species of lungfish found in rivers in Queensland
endangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
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The University of Queensland has been given funding to establish a freshwater species conservation centre at the dam site to research vulnerable species such as the Queensland lungfish, Mary River cod, Mary River turtle and southern barred frog.
And when the water impoundment behind the nearby Walla Weir was at extremely low levels a year ago, Abbotsleigh staff joined environmentalists in the rescue of the endangered Queensland lungfish. Walking through thigh-deep mud, workers carried the heavy `living fossils' to the few remaining pools of water.
He will have to determine, in particular, how much damage the dam would cause to the survival of two endangered and one vulnerable native species living in the Mary River: the Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus), the Mary River cod (Macullochella peelii mariensis), and the iconic Queensland lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri), of the dinosaur era, now only found in the Mary and Burnett rivers of south-east Queensland.

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