cichla wrote:Thank you, Mike. I would like to read a comprehensive expertise about this revision. Which species are already known from hobby books and which taxa are (possibly) synonyms. Greetings, IS
I have only read closely the descriptions for half of the species. In my opinion and only mine
, I believe that the following are accurate:
Apistogramma megaptera = A. cf. sp. Breitbinden (Kurzlappen) A 166, but not
A. sp. Breitbinden A 164-165. If I translated the description of the species' dorsal fin correctly: Dorsal fin (male): 6 anterior dorsal spines long with lappets of D III - V 2X the height of spines. Remaining spines lower and even
. Tip of soft rays pointed; extends to middle of caudal fin when folded. Narrow (fine), black pigmented border. A. cf. sp. Breitbinden (Kurzlappen) A 166 corresponds with the written description. The original Breitbinden A 164-165 show extended lappets on all of the spines.
Apistogramma piaroa = A. sp. Ventuari 1/A. cf. pertensis Orangesaum A 151
Apistogramma flabellicauda = "A. uaupesi" A 156 (Bork photo) in DATZ Sonderheft; previously considered a form of A. uaupesi
Apistogramma lineata - New species (close to A. iniridae & A. sp. Blutkehl). Although not likely, it is possible that this species is the same as A. sp. Blutkehl A 157. A. sp. Blutkehl males have lyretails when mature, but round/truncate tails as juveniles.
Apistogramma minima = A. sp. Tavi/A. sp. Weißsaum A 141
Now I need to review the macmasteri-complex species. More to follow ...