Histoire Naturelle - Fish - Plate 3 - Bichir ~ The Nile Bichir has thick bonelike scales and a series of dorsal finlets instead of a single fin. The finlets are topped with sharp spines. The Bichir also has fleshy pectoral fins that are used to support the body when the fish is sitting motionless on the bottom. It has rudimentary lungs used to periodically gulp air from the surface in stagnant water. It is carnivorous and feeds mostly at night.

Framed 28 inches x 35 1/2 inches ~ $1,800