Lep`i*do*si"ren (?), n. [Gr. , , a scale + a siren.] Zool.

An eel-shaped ganoid fish of the order Dipnoi, having both gills and lungs. It inhabits the rivers of South America. The name is also applied to a related African species (Protopterus annectens). The lepidosirens grow to a length of from four to six feet. Called also doko.


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