African Coelacanth

About The Species

African coelacanth is a fish that is found off the west coast of Africa. Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. The Tanzanian distinct population segment of the African coelacanth is listed as threatened under the ESA.

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Status

ESA Threatened - Foreign

in 1 distinct population segment

  • Tanzanian DPS

Scientific Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Sarcopterygii
Order
Coelacanthiformes
Family
Latimeriidae
Genus
Latimeria
Species
chalumnae