The Comoros coelacanth is one of the two coelacanth species still living today. Thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous, its discovery by fishermen in 1938 caused an international sensation.


  • Title: Coelacanth
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 80 kg
  • size: 2 m
  • scientific name: <i>Latimeria chalumnae</i>

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