Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Series A (Natural History)
Online ISSN : 2435-7545
Print ISSN : 1348-2653
Special Issue on Coelacanths
A detailed morphological measurement of the seventh specimen of the Indonesian coelacanth, Latimeria menadoensis, with a compilation of current morphological data of the species
Toshiro SARUWATARIMasamitsu IWATAYoshitaka YABUMOTOFrensley D. HUKOMTeguh PERISTIWADYYoshitaka ABE
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2019 Volume 17 Pages 67-80

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Seventh specimen of Indonesian coelacanth, Latimeria menadoensis POUYAUD et al., 1999 was caught off Sulawesi, Indonesia on November 5, 2014. This specimen is a female, 1276 mm in standard length. Counts and measurements on the external morphology of the specimen was carried out by a team of Japanese and Indonesian researchers, providing the most comprehensive data on the morphology of this species. All available data on morphology of L. menadonesis is compiled together to provide insights into the biology and taxonomy of extant coelacanths.

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