Dean Hougen wrote:
One very nice Internet resource related to fish books (and magazines) was created by my friend Ken Ruzek. It is called the Master Index of Freshwater Fishes (MIFF). It is located here: http://www.webcityof.com/mifftitl.htm If we look up Chalceus macrolepidotus in MIFF, we find this:Chalceus macrolepidotus
(Cuvier 1817, JG:254, Bi:76, Ge:342, B3:108 Chalceus erythrurus ?, B1:244, AS:183, SS:34, AxB:151, Ve:34, ABE:335, St:166, Sf:73, Ax6:186, AV:F-165.00, TF:58 2/79) Plethodectes erythrurus, Brycon erythrurus, Pellegrina heterolepsis, Chalceus ararapeera, Brycon macrolepidotus, Creagrutus pellegrini "Yellow-Finned Chalceus" "Pink-Tailed Characin" "Pink-Tailed Chalceus" `Glanzsalmler` `Südamerikanischer` `Großschuppensalmler` `Schlanksalmler`
Everything in parenthesis is references to books and magazines. One very notable part of this list of references is "Ax6:186" which decodes to page 186 (and following) in "Axelrod, Herbert R. 1980: Breeding Aquarium Fishes, Book 6 (T.F.H. H995) , T. F. H. Publications, NJ. Pages 285." Since this is a reference to a book on fish breeding in aquaria, it would be a good place to start looking. Fortunately, Lisa already did since she has all these books memorized and doesn't need the MIFF!
Interesting resource, thanks for sharing Dean.