The Coelacanth has paired fins on the bottom of it's body and with these fins the fish may have been able to swim in many different ways (Coad, 1998). The fin movements of the Coelacanth have been studied somewhat and at first it was thought that the fish may have "walked" (Gorman, 1998). This was thought also because the Coelacanth has very bony, meaty and jointed fins. The strong fins may have been used to walk along the sea floor, just like they were used so the fish could swim upside down and backwards. The Coelcanth has never been observed to walk, and so it is assumed that the fish never actually did, it was just a myth (Coad, 1998).