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Latimeria chalumnae Smith 1939

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Latimeria chalumnae (Coelacanth) is a species of vertebrates in the family Coelacanths. It is listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in CITES Appendix I. Individuals can grow to 95.0 kg. Reproduction is dioecious.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/9862/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Coelacanth. View this species on GBIF