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Latimeria chalumnae (Coelacanth) is a species of vertebrates in the family Coelacanths. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are native to Indian Ocean. Individuals can grow to 200 cm. They rely on swimming to move around.

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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