Latimeria menadoensis

On September 18, 1997, Arnaz and Mark Erdmann, traveling in Indonesia on their honeymoon, saw a strange fish enter the market at Manado Tua, on the island of Sulawesi.

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The Latimeria menadoensis lives in the demersal, non-migratory, marine, usually 150 - m environment.

Latimeria menadoensis, in April 1999, by L. Pouyard and several Indonesian colleagues. All Latimeria are considered to be endangered and are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). More

A second species of coelacanth, Latimeria menadoensis, was discovered near Sulawesi by M. V. Erdmann in 1998. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, one family was recognized: Latimeriidae. It contains one genus (Latimeria) and two species: Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis. More

Latimeria menadoensis was idientified in 1999. In 1998, the total coelacanth population was estimated to have been 500 or fewer, and they were added to the Endangered Species list in 1989. More

Common names

Indonesisk blå fisk in Danish (dansk)
king of the sea in Unknown
Latimeria menadoensis in Russian (русский язык)
Latimérie celebeská in Czech (česky)
Manado-Quastenflosser in German (Deutsch)
Menado coelacanth in Unknown
Raja laut in Malay (bahasa Melayu)

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Order : Coelacanthiformes
Family : Latimeriidae
Genus : Latimeria
Species : Latimeria menadoensis
Authority : Pouyaud, Wirjoatmodjo, Rachmatika,Tjakrawidjaja, et al., 1999