Dictionary of Ichthyology  

old fourlegs = the coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae, so called because of its leg-like fin bases.

young from Pebane, Mozambique, 11 August 1991 (CMNFI 2006-0017; CCC no. 162.18). Photograph by Brian W. Coad.

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