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  • Ichthyology 61887 MCZ Ichthyology
  • Latimeria chalumnae
  • whole animal (alcohol); scale (70% ethanol)
  • Grand Comore: Djomani au Nord Dela
  • Indian
  • 18/8/1965-18/8/1965 (1965-08-18)
Identifications
Latimeria chalumnae Smith, 1939
Animalia Latimeriidae Latimeria chalumnae
Coelacanth; Old four legs
Identified by Myvanwy M. Dick
Nature of ID: migration
Remarks: [MUSE DETERMINER: Dick_MM/1966]
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Indian
Specific Locality: Grand Comore: Djomani au Nord Dela
Locality Remarks: Rec'd. in 1966. Purchased by Henry Bryant Bigelow for MCZ.
General Habitat: [SALINITY: M]
Collecting Source: wild caught
Collecting Date: 18/8/1965-18/8/1965 (1965-08-18)
Ich. Field Number: Z61887
Collectors
[no agent data]
Identifiers
field number: Z61887
group number: 56
previous number: C 41, CCC 47
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
scale (70% ethanol) good in collection 7
whole animal (alcohol) unchecked on loan 1 on permant display
Attributes
age class: adult
  [no agent data]
total length: 1170 mm ,
  [no agent data], 2010-03-19, muse migration
Remarks: Rec'd. 1966; catalogued 1985. Additional information rec'd from R. Nulens 2008. Orig. note indicate a male 124 cm TL.; Gelsight image of scale taken by D.K. Wainright
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