Latimeria chalumnae was reported from 8 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 7 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Indian Ocean: well known population off the islands of Grand Comoro and Anjouan in the Comoros. Other populations in South Africa (Ref. 11228, 38218), Madagascar (Ref. 26162), and Mozambique (Ref. 27415). Likely to occur as strays at islands like Astove and Cosmoledo (Ref. 1623). International trade banned (CITES I, since 18.1.1990).
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Table 1: Present in 7 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Comoros COM native 34000
Asia Indonesia IDN native
Africa Kenya KEN native 46167
Africa Madagascar MDG native 27415
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 167
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Africa Tanzania TZA native

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia China CHN questionable 57879

Table 4: Reported from 8 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Asia China CHN questionable 57879
Africa Comoros COM native 34000
Asia Indonesia IDN native
Africa Kenya KEN native 46167
Africa Madagascar MDG native 27415
Africa Mozambique MOZ native 167
Africa South Africa ZAF native 11228
Africa Tanzania TZA native
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