Two more Coelacanths found


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Scientists have found two more rare Coelacanths living in waters off South Africa.

The Coelacanth (pronounced see-lah-kanth), Latimeria chalumnae, is an ancient species once believed to be extinct. It was rediscovered in the last century off the Comoro Islands in South Africa, a find considered one of the most remarkable discoveries in ichthyological history.

According to South Africa's Independent online, 21 Coelacanths have been seen in recent years, but still little is known about the species.

The latest two specimens were found in caves off the Mozambique coast.