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One of the Oldest Captive Fish in US
Australian Lungfish arrived at Steinhart Aquarium in 1938
Where: California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park.
Who: Dr. Patrick Kociolek, Executive Director, California Academy
Background: Methuselah is the largest fish in his tank. The second largest fish is named Herb, after the late, great S.F. Chronicle columnist, Herb Caen. Herb arrived at the Steinhart Aquarium in 1952. Lungfish are native to Australia and are capable of breathing atmospheric air.