- The *ICLARM Quarterly
22, No. 2 (April - June 1999)
(Fisheries Section of NTAFP)
Coelacanth in FishBase
recent discovery of a coelacanth population in
Indonesia has renewed interest in this living
fossil. Until this discovery, the coelacanth was
thought to occur only in the Comoro archipelago.
Recent studies show that the species is highly
vulnerable to extinction. This paper presents
a summary of the information available on the
coelacanth in FishBase. It also highlights the
utility of FishBase, both as a repository of scientific
information and as an analytical tool for research.
Reyes, Jr. is from *ICLARM, MCPO Box 2631, 0718
Makati City, Philippines.