CoelacanthLatimeria chalumnae aggregates in caves: first observations on their resting habitat and social behavior

@article{Fricke2005CoelacanthLatimeriaCA,
  title={CoelacanthLatimeria chalumnae aggregates in caves: first observations on their resting habitat and social behavior},
  author={H. Fricke and J. Schauer and K. Hissmann and Lutz Kasang and R. Plante},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={281-286}
}
  • H. Fricke, J. Schauer, +2 authors R. Plante
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • SynopsisWe report first observations on social behavior ofLatimeria chalumnae in its natural environment at around 200 m depth in the Comoro Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean. Coelacanths aggregate in small nonaggressive groups in sheltered lava-caves. They live in open site-attached social systems with individuals occupying large overlapping home ranges of more than 8 km coastline, some for a period of at least 2 years. 
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