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Stock Art Drawing of a West Indian Ocean Coelacanth

Medium: Pen and ink line art illustration. Color image has been digitally tinted. Suggested usage: books, magazines, brochures and similar. Size: (B&W) 2400 x 1331 pixels @ 300dpi 1.97 mb JPEG File / (Color) 2400 x 1330 pixels @ 300dpi 2.64 mb JPEG Buy a Signed Print

West Indian Ocean Coelacanth – Signed Fine Art Print


Information about the West Indian Ocean Coelacanth:

The West Indian Ocean Coelacanth is one of two extant species of coelacanth. This fish is well known for being a "living fossil" as one was found in 1938, and was a commonly held belief that the animal had gone extinct millions of years ago. They are large fish, growing to over six feet (three meters) weighing about 200 pounds (80 kilograms) Because the coelacanth is such an ancient life form, they are more closely related to lungfish, reptiles and mammals they are are to the common ray-finned fish. The fish is so rare that when Hendrik Goosen, the captain of the trawler Nerine who discovered the coelacanth would have to look for a decade to find another one. The species is considered critically endangered and there may be a few as 500 individuals in the wild.

The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality:

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download