Latimeria, the Living Coelacanth, Is Ovoviviparous

  title={Latimeria, the Living Coelacanth, Is Ovoviviparous},
  author={C. Smith and C. Rand and B. Schaeffer and J. Atz},
  pages={1105 - 1106}
  • C. Smith, C. Rand, +1 author J. Atz
  • Published 1975
  • Biology
  • Science
  • Dissection ofa specimen of Latimeria chalumnae in the American Museum of Natural History revealed that it is a gravid female containing five advanced young, averaging 317.8 millimeters long. Each has a large yolk sac with no apparent connection to the surrounding oviducal wall. We conclude that Latimeria is ovoviviparous. Fig. 2. Yolk-sac young of Latimneria chalurnnae, the sccond of five found in a temale 1.6 m long at the American Museum of Natural HistorN. Unretouched photograph shows fins… CONTINUE READING
    Latimeria: a paradoxical fish
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