Bawitius (SciiFii)
The Titanic bichir (Bawitius sciifii) is a species of giant polypterid (bichir) that originally lived from the Late Cretaceous Egypt as an extinct species of Bawitius and was once extinct, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and introduced to the modern lakes and rivers across Africa to help boost biodiversity. Compared with native modern bichirs, the titanic bichir is enormous, growing to be five times larger than the one of Polypterus bichir species and the scales are unusually large too, allowing the titanic bichir to grow up to 300 centimeters (9.8 feet) in length. The unique features that sets the titanic bichir from Polypterus bichirs are, for example, an anterioposteriorly elongated contact between the lateral process and the maxilla, a high, narrow ectopterygoid and the presence of 14 teeth in the main tooth row. The scales are different, too, apart from size, from those of most polypterids: they feature a discontinuous ganoine layer, a rectilinear shape, and small articular processes. A nocturnal species, the titanic bichir relies significantly on their sense of smell, rather than their poor sense of sight when it comes to hunting and locating food. In the wild, the titanic bichir will hide during the day, only emerging at night to hunt prey. Their diet is entirely carnivorous and includes more or less anything which can be sucked into their mouths, including smaller fishes, insects, and worms. The conservation status of the titanic bichir is Least Concern due to successful conservation efforts and the titanic bichir's wide range.
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