state the significance of coelacanth in evolution.

Coelacanth is a living fossil which represents an important transition of fish to terrestrial four legged animals like amphibians.
  • It has paired lobed fins which extend away from the body like arms and legs.
  • A hinged joint in the skull enabling to swallow a large prey.
  • An oil filled tube called notochord which serves as a backbone, thick scales etc.  

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it gave prove that animals went to land from water i.e evolution of fishes to amphibians ??
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