coelacanth

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Latimeria chalumnae
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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek κοῖλος (koîlos, hollow) + ἄκανθα (ákantha, spine).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsiː.lə.kænθ/

Noun[edit]

coelacanth (plural coelacanths)

  1. Either of two species of deep-water fish, Latimeria chalumnae of the Indian Ocean and Latimeria menadoensis of Indonesia.
  2. Any lobe-finned fish in the order Coelacanthiformes, thought until 1938 to have been extinct for 70 million years.

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