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Metriaclima sp. 'elongatus goldbar'

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New species of <i>Apistogramma</i> from Colombia described

New species of Apistogramma from Colombia described — A new species of Apistogramma from the lower Atabapo drainage in Colombia has been described by Wolfgang Staeck and Ingo Schindler in the journal Vertebrate Zoology. The new species A.... more

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Vieja breidohri

Vieja breidohri (Werner & Stawikowski, 1987) — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

A species with an enigmatic evolutionary origin.

Taeniacara candidi

Taeniacara candidi Myers, 1935 — by Piotr Koba

There is no other South American dwarf cichlid like T. candidi.

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How are cichlids named?

How are cichlids named? — by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

How should we call cichlid species? Should we use common or binomial names? If we consider animals like mammals, it is common to talk about them using their common name, the same applies to birds, even die-hard birders regularly use the bird’s common name and just the most devoted of them, like scientist, refer them by their binomial name. But then when you talk about plants, let’s say cactus and succulents, it is common that even beginners refer them by binomial names. But what about cichlids?

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26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Juvenile in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Young male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Young male close-up in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
26-Apr-2019, Picture: Petrochromis famula, Female close-up in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
25-Apr-2019, Picture: Copadichromis borleyi, Female in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
25-Apr-2019, Picture: Copadichromis borleyi, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)
25-Apr-2019, Picture: Copadichromis borleyi, Male in the aquarium, (Patrick Tawil)

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