The Coelacanth is considered a “Living fossil.” It was thought to have been extinct until 1938 when living specimens were found off the coast of South Africa. In-game, it is notorious for being one of the weakest creatures in the game, possessing a mere Health 300 Health as an elder and can deal only Damage 60 Damage. As it is a fully Aquatic creature, the Coelacanth does not require a water or oxygen bar. The Coelacanth has the fastest Growth Rate Multiplier, taking only seven minutes to become an elder. It gives only DNA Icon 3 per day after Day 25.
The Coelacanth (Seel-a-canth) (hollow spine) is a small, blue fish with dark blue fins, tail, and eyes. It has small, light blue spots on its body ending at the head. It has eyes similar to the Squalicorax's before it got a remodel.
In real life, the Coelacanth is inedible, and local fishermen shunned it because eating it would make you sick. The Coelacanth is currently the only animal featured in Dinosaur Simulator that is still alive today, which is known as a Living Fossil. It is a species of Lobe-Finned fish with the Coelacanth’s scientific name being Latimeria chalumnae or Latimeria menadoensis, which are the two extant species of the Coelacanth. The Snack Fish species, Holypterygius, Hadronector, and Macropoma are also lobe-finned fish.
The Classic Coelacanth is one of the simplest skins/designs made. Despite being weak and blocky, it has a good range, but it can not make up with its speed and low attack.
This model is a small, grey fish with black fins, tail, and eyes with a rectangular body. It is very blocky. It looks like a brick with fins.
“This Coelacanth thought I’ve had enough of everything eating us, we need to strike back! So it and a few other dived deep deep deep! Deeper than any deep sea Elasmosaurus has been, then all of a sudden a glitch occurred and it was flung way into the sky. This is when it met Coelacanth god and he gave this little Coelacanth the power of five Coelacanth! (May not be strong but still, you don't need to go with 5x as well) He was sent back down and the rest of his life was peaceful, until he died of old age where he became an angel Coelacanth.”
This is the Angelic Coelacanth which has the design of the Classic Coelacanth, with a blocky model.
The Angelic Coelacanth is a small, white fish with yellow fins, tail, and eyes with a rectangular body. It's yet to have a remodel. It has a yellow halo on its head, along with a similar yellow color to its eyes.
- The Angelic Coelacanth was originally going to have a counterpart called “Demonic Coelacanth.” The Demonic Coelacanth never made it into the game, and likely never will since the model for it is no longer of acceptable quality to be added. Though a remodel can just be made for it.
- Despite its description, it hasn't received any kinds of buffs.
- The writer of the description acknowledges the “Flung Off Map” glitch, it is unknown if this is ChickenEngineer himself or Chickat that wrote it.
- If Angelic Coelacanth had the 5x buff, it would be almost the stats of an elder Triceratops. (1500 Health and 300 attack)
- The Angelic Coelacanth can now fly and has 200 Moistness with the addition of Ver[8.8.0].
“Holly Jolly Fishy.”
The Christmas Coelacanth was a Christmas event skin of 2015 that would be obtained from the Winter Map. It is blocky and old.
The entire body is to resemble a white snowman. It lacks any sort of fins, instead which is replaced with brown stick arms. It has an orange carrot for a nose. It wears a red and green scarf around its neck. It wears a red-rimmed hat that is black on the top of its head, it also has black eyes.
- This skin was part of the Christmas Event 2015.
The Classic Coelacanth is the color of gold, as it is like all the other golden skins in the Golden Egg Collection. It has a slight shine to it. It hasn't been updated with a remodel yet.