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

Dinofish.com
http://www.dinofish.com

and

Coelacanth News by Frank J. Leskovitz
http://glenthorne.tripod.com/comments.html

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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