Apistogramma sp gigas got a name

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Apistogramma sp gigas got a name

Post by Florent » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:49 am

A titan among dwarfs: Apistogramma kullanderi, new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae)
Varella, H.R. & Sabaj Pérez, M.H. (2014)
Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 243-258

Apistogramma kullanderi, new species, is described from the upper rio Curuá (Iriri-Xingu drainage) on Serra do Cachimbo, Pará, Brazil, and diagnosed by its maximum size of 79.7 mm SL (vs. 65.3 mm SL among wild-caught congeners); mature females having the unique combination of intense dark pigmentation continuous along base of dorsal fin and on ventral surfaces from gular region to anal-fin base; and mature males having a coarse, irregular pattern of dark spots and vermiculations on cheek and opercular series, and sides with 10-12 dark stripes, each stripe occupying proximal limits of adjacent scale rows and separated by paler region central to each scale.
Apistogramma kullanderi is tentatively allocated to the A. regani lineage, although some characteristics (e. g., large body size) are more consistent with members the A. steindachneri lineage. Apistogramma kullanderi is endemic to an upland watershed isolated by large waterfalls and depauperate of cichlid diversity. Under those conditions,
we speculate that ecological opportunities, reduced competition and sexual selection contributed to the evolution of large body size in A. kullanderi.

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Post by DRE » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:58 am

Great to see another species described this year and given a name after my friend Sven O. Kullander.
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Post by DRE » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:45 am

If anyone can share the full pdf I'd appreciate it!
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Post by Nuchal Man » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:07 pm

I would also like the paper if someone has a copy.

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Post by cichla » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:54 pm

DRE wrote:Great to see another species described this year and given a name after my friend Sven O. Kullander.
DRE, please call your friend. I guess your friend Sven O. Kullander will be able to send you a pdf.

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Re: Apistogramma sp gigas got a name

Post by DRE » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:51 pm

cichla wrote:
DRE wrote:Great to see another species described this year and given a name after my friend Sven O. Kullander.
DRE, please call your friend. I guess your friend Sven O. Kullander will be able to send you a pdf.
yepp, I'll check with him.
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Re: Apistogramma sp gigas got a name

Post by cichla » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:01 pm

Thanks.

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Post by DRE » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:39 pm

He just responded that he awaits the paper copy this coming week. Not sure if I can ask him to create a pdf of it. I'll see, I have a few other options also.
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Post by cichla » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:53 pm

Thanks, DRE. Good to know that there is a friend of Sven O. Kullander (one of the leading experts for the American cichlids) in our Cichlidae.com community.

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:20 am

I.ll try to get a pdf file too......

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Post by DRE » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:12 am

The pdf will be public and soon available, afaik.
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Re: Apistogramma sp gigas got a name

Post by Piotr Koba » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:31 am

Thanks David! :D
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