coelacanth

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fish thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period but found in 1938 off the coast of Africa

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The gombessa is protected by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), and public interest in such an ancient and unique creature makes it an asset to the tourist industry of the Comoros--much more useful alive than dead.