John Heaton wrote:heraps coeruleus could never have been a synonym of Theraps lentiginosus Steindachner 1864 "until 1987 when they were re-described" because the original (=first) description by Stawikowski and Werner dates from that year.
What you say Willem appears correct. I was misquoting from CAS.
coeruleus, Theraps Stawikowski [R.] & Werner [U.] 1987:499, Fig. [Aquarien und Terrarien-Zeitschrift v. 40 (no. 11); ref. 9097] Tributary of Río Mizol Há at Francesco Madero, about 30 kilometers south of Palenque, Mexico. Holotype: ZFMK 15501. Paratypes: ZFMK 15502-05 (4). •Valid as Cichlasoma coeruleus (Stawikowski & Werner 1987) -- (Conkel 1993:152 [ref. 22949]). •Valid as Theraps coeruleus Stawikowski & Werner 1987 -- (Allgayer 1989:6 [ref. 20696], Burgess 2000:50 [ref. 24818], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:643 [ref. 27061]). •Synonym of Theraps lentiginosus (Steindachner 1864) -- (Miller 2006:375 [ref. 28615]). Current status: Valid as Theraps coeruleus Stawikowski & Werner 1987 Cichlidae: Cichlinae. Distribution: Atlantic Slope of Mexico. Habitat: freshwater.
Bojan Dolenc wrote:Excellent article about Theraps coeruleus in 9/2010 DATZ by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas: "Zu jedem Anlass das passenede Kleid: "Kleiner Blaue" aus Mexiko".
http://www.datz.de/Rubriken/Unterwegs/Z ... B67D747842
michael wrote:But the question is.. does anyone have pictures of coeruleus from the Rio Bascan? I want to compare them with my fish
Rick Thibert wrote:Is Theraps rheophilus a valid species or just a synonym of lentiginosum?
Rico Morgenstern wrote:I don't know why Miller has regarded rheophilus valid and coeruleus a synonym of lentiginosus in his book. It may be a simple mix-up or other unintentional error by him or one of his co-workers.
According to Stawikowski & Werner (1998), Rio Bascan is in fact the type locality of T. coeruleus. In the original description they did only mention a small tributary to Rio Mizol Ha, so perhaps they found out the river's name only subsequently.If this is so, you will find pictures of T. coeruleus from Rio Bascan in the original description:
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