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lungless

(ˈlʌŋlɪs)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals) lacking lungs
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True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
But in brief, they are these: lungs and warm blood; whereas, all other fish are lungless and cold blooded.
1995, 2007) and other European lungless salamanders (Salvidio & Bruce 2006).
The Jemez Mountains salamander is a terrestrial, lungless salamander that breathes through its skin.
As a result of all this movement, the spine can curve 15 to 30 degrees toward the lungless side, which is often noticeable to an observer standing behind." In some cases, the lopsidedness can obstruct breathing.
Role of temperature and water in the ecology of lungless salamanders.
For example, lungless salamanders require the heavily rotted logs that are retained.
Julian Tupan, biologist for the Santo Antonio Energy company which is building the dam, said that hardly anything is known about the lungless, limbless amphibians.
In this paper, he suggests "the neoteny as the major mechanism to explain the origin of the non-scorpion arachnids from scorpion ancestors." Among other things, he details his discovery of what he calls "a perineural vascular membrane of certain lungless, rare arachnids."
Species infected with Bd covered a wide phylogenetic range including four species of plethodontid (lungless) salamanders, three species of toads, five hylid frogs (or "tree frogs"), and four ranid frogs (or "true frogs").
A new species of lungless caecilian has turned up, only the second lungless one known.