The coelacanths (SEE-lə-kanth) constitute a now rare order of fish that includes two extant species in the genus Latimeria: the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) primarily found near the Comoro Islands off the east coast of Africa and the Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis). They follow the oldest known living lineage of Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish and tetrapods), which means they are more closely related to lungfish, reptiles, and mammals than to the common ray-finned fishes.
A shirt celebrating the 77th anniversary of the re-discovery of the Coelacanth! Loosely styled after a drinking establishment souvenir shirt, and filled with subtle references to the events, locations and persons involved. I recommend a navy or black shirt for this art.
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