The coelacanth was first caught around the Comoros Islands off the coast of Africa. The Comoros is a group of three small islands and its capital is the city of Moroni. The coelacanth is an important symbol of the Comoros, and is featured on the country's stamps and coins.
Coelacanths are still found in the Comoros and have also been found in Indonesia, hundreds of miles away, on the other side of the Indian Ocean. These coelacanths are a browny colour, different to the blue fish found in the Comoros.