Mike Wise wrote:Photos #1, 2, and 4 look like the same species to me; probably the population of A. sp. Abacaxis/"Wilhelmi" that originally was collected from the Rio Marimari. Photo #3 is probably a female A. agassizii. I agree, the lateral spot does appear more round than average - and there are some stripes in the tail - but A. agassizii has many, many different populations. So populations - and even individuals in a population - that show slightly different features. As for the last photo, all I can say is that it is an agassizii-like female. Females of A. agassizii and A. sp. Tefe are almost impossible to differentiate.
Do you buy your fish from a store? If so do they sell them under a name? Personally, if I lived in Manaus, I would try to buy directly from the collectors. Better yet, go with them and collect your own fish or have the local collectors collect them for you. This is what I did on my trip to Peru and Colombia.
Thanks again Mike wise.Mike Wise wrote:Hudson,
If you are allowed to go down to the port where the caboclos bring in fish, you might want to talk to them. They can give you a lot of information and even allow you to pick up some of their fish. You will pay more than they will get from the exporter, but less than the cost from a store.
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