Philippe Burnel wrote:
James Shingler wrote:Aqualog book has Namansi I Population 8.20 a Sp. Red variant (not brichardi).
No, included in the "true moorii" lineage (lineage
Tropheus sp red is lineage 7 (but not sure at all for population 7.12 to 7.14 (from ilangi to Nangu) wich are, in my point of view, T. moorii
Arrg yes sorry for the mistake. Yep a Rainbow type (8) not Sp Red (7)
(Assuming you go along with the thinking that these are significantly different)
I take it we have all seen this.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/137
Helps show the types and some evidence for and against these lineages being considered as species.
As long as you do not get it mixed up all the time like me.
"So far, six nominal species have been described based on morphological characters (T. moorii BOULENGER, 1898; T. annectens BOULENGER, 1900; T. duboisi MARLIER, 1959; T. brichardi NELISSEN and THYS VAN DEN AUDENAERDE, 1975; T. kasabae NELISSEN, 1977 and T. polli AXELROD, 1977; ). However, there are no scientific data on the distribution of the species around the lake, and many Tropheus populations from different regions of the lake cannot be unequivocally identified to species"
If there is any more recent work please let me know.
Still waiting for someone qualified to make sense of the conflicting data and separate em out into species that everyone will accept as such.
Oh AFLP is Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism PCR (or AFLP-PCR or just AFLP) is a PCR-based tool used in genetics research.
AFLP groups are just that Tropheus with similar genetic make ups (?species)
Not much support for a simple division of Tropheus moorii into Tropheus sp. Rainbow/moorii and Tropheus sp."Red" wherever you choose to draw a line I think.
(Though good evidence that sp."Black" are different enough from moorii to be a separate species I think)
So we can think of sp."Red" as moorii again anyway?
All the best James