Frustrated by the lack of soft tissues in
Courtenay-Latimer’s taxidermist-preserved coelancanth, Smith
was instrumental in organizing a search for a second specimen of
the species fourteen years later. The second living species was
found in Indonesia in 1998.
It turned out the coelancanth is not the closest known
relative of the amphibious tetrapods, the first animals that came
up onto land.
Louis Agassiz chose the scientific name for this species, Cœlacanthus,
based on its hollow caudal fin rays.
“The coelacanth braincase is 98.5% filled with fat;
only 1.5% of the braincase contains brain tissue.”
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