The coelacanth in FishBase

Reyes, R.B., Jr. (1999) The coelacanth in FishBase. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 22(2), pp. 22-25.

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The recent discovery of a coelacanth (Latimeria) population in Indonesia has renewed interest in this living fossil. Until this discovery, the coelacanth was thought to occur only in the Comoro archipelago. Recent studies show that the species is highly vulnerable to extinction. This paper presents a summary of the information available on the coelacanth in FishBase. It also highlights the utility of FishBase, both as a repository of scientific information and as an analytical tool for research.

Item Type: Article
Title: The coelacanth in FishBase
Personal Creator/Author:
Reyes, R.B., Jr.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 22
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 22-25
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synopsis; Marine fish; Data collection; FishBase; Species extinction; Latimeria chalumnae
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9466
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2012 08:31

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