"a little Coelacanth symbol"

Drawing by Hanno Sandvik
GNU Free Documentation LicenseDrawing by Hanno Sandvik - Credit: Hanno
 Coelacanths were thought to be extinct until a live specimen was discovered in 1938, off the South African Coast.

They live in very deep water, and differ from other living fish in having fins mounted on fleshy lobes, which some biologists have interpreted as "proto-legs", making the coelacanth a possible "missing link" in the evolution of mammals.

They remain critically endangered, and are very hard to find.