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bichir

(ˈbɪtʃɜː)
n
an African freshwater fish with an elongated body
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As the fish matured, certain bones in their shoulder regions began developing differently than in bichirs that grew up swimming.
Land-reared bichirs were also better than water-baby ones at reducing drag in walking.
For a period of eight months, the researchers raised two groups of bichirs. One group of bichirs were raised in a damp and land-locked environment and the group in a watery environment.
Two species of bichir from Africa can regrow amputated bony fins with remarkable accuracy, says developmental biologist Luis Covarrubias of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Cuernavaca.