Marine Fauna of the Comores


The Comores host a superb marine fauna, well known for offering excellent diving. The deep waters off the archipelago are perhaps best known, however, for their good population of the legendary coelacanth, a fish whose rediscovery in the 1930's did much to clarify our understanding of the evolution of four-legged animals. A number of websites offer comprehensive and continually updated information on coelacanths. To find out more about these intriguing fishes, please have a look at


Coelacanth News by Frank J. Leskovitz

For scientific and other references to coelacanths and other marine fauna of the Comores, please browse the

Listing of Marine Biological Literature

Royal Museum for Central Africa, 2001
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