Mangrove rivulus

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Mangrove rivulus
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Class Osteichthyes
Sub-class Actinopterygii
Infra-class Actinopteri
Order Information
Superorder Acanthopterygii
Order Cyprinodontiformes
Family Information
Family Aplocheilidae
Genus Information
Genus Rivulus
Species Information
Species R. marmoratus
Population statistics

The Mangrove rivulus (Rivulus marmoratus) is a tropical fish that lives in mangrove swamps across the Americas and can survive out of water for months. Evolutionists claim that this is similar to how animals adapted to land millions of years ago, although creationists, especially young-earth creationists, dispute that claim.

When their habitat dries up, they live on the land in logs, said Scott Taylor, a researcher at the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program in central Florida. [1]

The fish can grow as large as three inches. They group together in logs hollowed out by insects and breathe air through their skin instead of their gills until they can find water again.

See also

Scott Taylor

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  1. Tropical fish can live for months out of water