EPPO Global Database

Latimeria chalumnae(LATMCH)

Last modification: 2010-04-13

Basic information
  • EPPO code: LATMCH
  • Preferred name: Latimeria chalumnae
  • Authority: Smith


This is the famous \"living fossil\" fish from the Indian Ocean.

Common names
Name Language
Komoren-Quastenflosser German
West Indian Ocean coelacanth English
celacanto de Comores Spanish
coelacanthe French
celacanto Italian
ラティメリア Japanese
ratimeria Japanese
gewone coelacant Dutch
celacanto Portuguese
латимерия Russian
havstofsstjärt Swedish
tofsstjärtfisk Swedish