Summary of Coelacanth specimens

Species ID Locality Date of Capture Additional Information
Latimeria chalumnae TCC041-004 Niule area, Tanga Region, Tanzania 12/13/2007 ~34 cm juvenile recovered from the body cavity of TCC041
TCC025 Kigombe village region, Muheaza District, Tanga Region, Tanzania 12/9/2005  
TCC041 Niule area, Tanga Region, Tanzania 12/13/2007 Mother of TCC041-004. Not analyzed in this study
S2 Off Tanzania coastal region unknown  
CCC213 Moroni area, Grande Comore 3/26/2007 28kg, capture depth at 400m
Latimeria menadoensis 20080806 Manado area, Indonesia 5/19/2007 muscle, kept in liquid nitrogen. Same mitochondrial genome with GQ911586.1

Coelacanth specimens and tissue samples used in the present study

  All the coelacanth specimens used in this study were accidentally caught by local fishermen and provided later from the local authorities as shown below in accordance with the regulation under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Latimeria chalumnae, TCC041-004, TCC025 and S2, were transferred from Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute to Tokyo Institute of Technology under Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) between the two institutions. Similarly, the Comoran specimen was given from Center National de Documentation et de Recherche Scientifique, Musee National des Comores (CNDRS) to Aquamarine Fukushima, Marine Science Museum. Frozen muscle tissue from the Indonesian coelacanth, Latimeria menadoensis was provided from Sam Ratulangi University to the University of Tokyo under the Cooperative Research Agreement between the two universities.