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see bichirbichir
, common name for African freshwater fishes as of the family Polypteridae, and particularly for those of the genus Polypterus. Bichirs are among the most primitive of the ray-finned fishes, or Actinopterygii, the dominant group of modern fishes.
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In a study of the elongate Ropefish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), Pace and Gibb (2011) noted a distinct change in the locomotion behavior of fish as they transitioned from the aquatic to terrestrial environment.
Locomotor behavior across and environmental transition in the ropefish, Erpetoichthys calabaricus. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:530-537.