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How do catfish breathe in muddy water?

Asked: Tomáš Černý, Last Updated:

Catfish breathe via a process known as cutaneous respiration. To do this, a catfish will enclose itself in mud, cover itself in a mucus slime, and remain that way, suspended for a whole year or more, taking oxygen via the permeable skin that is designed for this specific purpose.

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