Yet more danger for coelacanths

  title={Yet more danger for coelacanths},
  author={Hans W. Fricke and Karen Hissmann and J{\"u}rgen Schauer and Rapha{\"e}l Plante},
Living coelacanths: values, eco-ethics and human responsibility
The Intrinsic and extrinsic value of coelacanths and the role of these fish in blodiversity conservation will be a measure of the success or failure of 'eco-ethics' as recently defined and called for by ecologists. Expand
Coelacanth discoveries in Madagascar, with recommendations on research and conservation
FUNDING: Resolve sarl The presence of populations of the Western Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) in Madagascar is not surprising considering the vast range of habitats which the ancientExpand
Origin and adaptation of green‐sensitive (RH2) pigments in vertebrates
Evaluation of the wavelengths of maximal absorption of genetically engineered RH2 pigments representing 13 critical stages of vertebrate evolution revealed that the RH2 pigment of the most recent common ancestor of vertebrates had a λ max of 503 nm, while the 12 ancestral pigments exhibited an expanded range in λmaxs between 474 and 524 nm. Expand
Genetically distinct coelacanth population off the northern Tanzanian coast
It is found that the coelacanth population off the northern Tanzanian coast is genetically differentiated from those of the southern Tanzania coast and the Comoros, whereas no significant genetic differentiation occurs between the latter two localities. Expand
Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae Smith, 1939) discoveries and conservation in Tanzania
Morphological and meristic data from Tanga specimens indicate that the size and conservation status of coelacanth populations are not notably different from those examined elsewhere in the western Indian Ocean. Expand
Coelacanth population , conservation and fishery activity at Grande Comore , West Indian Ocean
The only known population of coelacanths, in the Comores, western Indian Ocean, is endangered by human predabon. Historical catch data from Grande Comore reveal that annual catch rates increasedExpand
Coelacanth Conservation Council
  • J. Atz
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 2004
After being moribund for five years, while the editor was employed at a busy commercial aquarium in Cape Town, the newsletter has responded with alacrity to the discovery of coelacanths in Indonesia and will resume its services to coelacanthophiles worldwide. Expand
Symbolique et communication scientifique autour d'une espèce menacée, vers la cognition du développement durable
Du groupe zoologique dans lequel seraient apparus les ancetres de l'Homme, qui ont franchi le pas entre la mer et la terre, n'a survecu que le Cœlacanthe, ou Latimeria. De cet instantane genetique etExpand
Molecular evolution of color vision in vertebrates.
Comparing the amino acid sequences and absorption spectra of various visual pigments, this work can identify amino acid changes that have modified the absorption spectrums of visual pigment. Expand
Adaptive evolution of the African and Indonesian coelacanths to deep-sea environments.
The PCR amplified and sequenced rhodopsin (RH1) and evolutionarily closely related RH2 genes of the Indonesian coelacanth, now referred to as Latimeria menadoensis, show that the adaptation of the coelacanths toward the deep-sea started as early as 200 million years ago. Expand


Home range and migrations of the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae
Large home ranges and highly mobility in a topographically narrow habitat apparently favoured inbreeding of the small local island population. Expand
Golden jubilee for the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae
Fifty years ago this week, Latimeria chalumnae was discovered, the only living representative of the otherwise extinct coelacanth fishes and there are now fears that it too will become extinct before its centenary. Expand