It is as big as your dad. It lives a long time.
This fish looks like a fossil. It is a coelacanth [SEEL-uh-kanth]!
Read More: Everything about this fish is slow. Scientists say it moves slowly. The females don’t have babies until they are over 50 years old. It takes babies five years to grow inside the mother before they are born. Then they live about 100 years. People once thought coelacanths had died out with the dinosaurs. But one was caught in South Africa in December 1938! Another type was found 60 years later in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Would you ever have imagined a fish like the coelacanth? God did! Genesis 1:21 says, “So God created the great sea creatures.”