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Urist likes coelacanths for their coloration.


· Aquatic

Cannot be tamed 
Child: 5,000 cm3
Adolescent: 30,000 cm3
Adult: 80,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 9
Fat 8
Brain 1
Heart 1
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 12
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
An elusive medium-sized fish found in coastal waters.

Coelacanths are a species of fish who can be found in tropical oceans. Slightly heavier than a dwarf, they provide a fair amount of returns when butchered. As non-vermin fish, coelacanths can't be fished by fisherdwarves, but can be caught with the use of a drowning chamber. While described as elusive and being a rare species in real life, in-game they are as likely to be seen as any other species of tropical fish. Infant coelacanths are called coelacanth fry.

Some dwarves like coelacanths for their coloration.

Admired for its coloration.
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Despite common belief, coelacanths can be caught regardless if it is raining or not. A coelacanth is usually worth around 15000☼ when sold to a raccoon man.

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