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Coelacanth

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Coelacanth

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Kind Fish
Lazarus taxon
Country Africa
Indonesia
India
First documented sighting 1938 (living animal)
Latest documented sighting
Other names Latimeria

Scientific information

Recognized by science? Yes
Proposed species name Latimeria chalumnae (J.L.B. Smith, 1939)
Latimeria menadoensis (Pouyaud, 1999)
Major investigators Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer
J.L.B. Smith
Pouyaud

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