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Coelacanths, ancient fish once thought extinct, have remained virtually unchanged for over 400 million years, providing valuable insights into evolution.

The Mojo Coelacanth measures: 5.5" L x 1.7" H x 2.2" W inches.

Mojo Coelacanth Review:

The Mojo Coelacanth showcases the ancient and mysterious nature of this deep-sea fish. The figure depicts the coelacanth in a swimming pose, highlighting its distinctive lobed pectoral and pelvic fins, which resemble limbs. The texture and coloration is eye-catching as the vibrant blue coloring is spectacular and bold. 

Coelacanth Information:

Coelacanths are ancient creatures that first appeared in the fossil record around 400 million years ago during the Devonian period. They were once thought to be extinct, but in 1938, a living coelacanth species was discovered off the coast of South Africa. Coelacanths are often referred to as "living fossils" because they have changed very little over millions of years. The living species discovered in 1938 is known as the West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae), and another species, the Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis), was discovered in 1997.

Coelacanths have several distinctive physical features. They have lobed fins supported by bony structures, which resemble the limbs of early tetrapods (the group that includes amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). Their paired lobed fins have joints and muscles, allowing them to move in a manner similar to walking.

Coelacanths are primarily deep-sea dwellers and are found at depths between 500 and 2,000 feet (150 to 600 meters). They inhabit underwater caves and rocky environments off the coasts of Comoros, Indonesia, and other nearby regions. Relatively large fish, with adult individuals typically measuring around 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length. They can weigh up to about 200 pounds (90 kilograms).

Coelacanths are ovoviviparous, meaning they give birth to live young. The females carry developing embryos in their bodies until they are fully developed. Coelacanths have a slow growth rate, and their lifespan is estimated to be around 60 years.

Part of the Mojo Prehistoric Series.

Suitable for Ages 3 and Up.

Hand Painted. Made of Durable Synthetic Material

Product Code: MOJO-381050

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Mojo Sea Life - Coelacanth #381050

Manufacturer Age Recommendation:

3+ Years

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Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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