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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLatimeriidae 
AphiaID: 178651

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSarcopterygii (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoelacanthiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoelacanthiformes
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoelacanthidae (synonym)
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

Vernacular
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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgombessa  [details]
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 Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoccoderma Zittel, 1887 †
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLatimeria Smith, 1939

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLatemaria accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLatimeria Smith, 1939
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalania accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLatimeria Smith, 1939
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: South Africa ? and Comoros archipelago. Ovoviviparous livebearers which produce 19-59 eggs and about 5 young. Eggs can attain a diameter of 9 cm. In the oviduct the young can reach about 33 cm total length. Gestation period 13 month. Adults with maximum length of 1.8 m. Coelacanths live on steep steep rocky shores, sheltering in caves during the day (often in groups) and foraging singly over open substrates at night. Preferred depth 180-220 m, temperature 16-23 C°. They are long-lived, slow-growing, epibenthic drift-predators of fish and squid. Their main enemies are likely to be large sharks. An inventory of all known specimens lists 171 specimens that have been caught off the Comoros since 1952 (Bruton & Coutouvidis, 1991). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:178651
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2005-08-04 10:39:12Z  created  Claus, Simon
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Latimeriidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=178651 on 2014-09-01
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