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by Dave Schumacher
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Chindongo sp. 'elongatus thumbi'?
Replies: 12
Views: 3629

Re: Chindongo sp. 'elongatus thumbi'?

From the Chindongo genus profile on the CRC: Comments: Many scientifically undescribed mbuna species have been examined morphologically, in particular the shape of the skull and the upper angle of the vomer, as well as behaviorally where the feeding behavior and feeding angle were registered. Using ...
by Dave Schumacher
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group
Replies: 14
Views: 7218

Re: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group

I had read these posts before I had a chance to see the pdf, and also thought that it was strange for bellicosus to get it's own genus. They didn't seem unique enough! Definitely makes more sense with the other species included. I would assume the other related undescribed species would need to be i...
by Dave Schumacher
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group
Replies: 14
Views: 7218

Re: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group

Ad was kind enough to send me the pdf of the paper. While bellicosus is the type of Chindongo, it is not a monotypic genus. From the paper: "In addition to the newly described C. bellicosus, we assign the following species, which were previously in Pseudotropheus, to Chindongo: C. ater, C. cyaneus, ...
by Dave Schumacher
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group
Replies: 14
Views: 7218

Re: Revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group

I haven't seen the pdf yet, but I am glad to see someone tackling the mess that is Pseudotropheus. It's been used as a catch all genus for any mbuna that didn't fit elsewhere. With williamsi being the type, it was hard to imagine the newly described bellicosus would remain there forever.
by Dave Schumacher
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Re: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus

From Anton: For the work on taeniatus: The manuscript is now back from review, I am doing final corrections and then I hope to get final acceptance. But I guess it will not be published within the next three month, so people still have to wait a bit for this. Sorry. The only thing I would like to su...
by Dave Schumacher
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Re: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus

Sorry for the confusion, Philippe. There aren't two at Moliwe. Paul Loiselle had a photo of the "taeniatus" from Moliwe labeled as "callipterus" in his lecture, and that was what sparked my conversation with Anton about splitting taeniatus.
by Dave Schumacher
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Re: About Pelvicachromis taeniatus

I had a conversation with Anton about this a couple years ago, after a talk Paul Loiselle gave where he had photos of a fish he was calling Pelvicachromis callipterus. If I remember right, it was the "taeniatus" from Moliwe. Anton told me the problem is that there locations where two forms of fish c...
by Dave Schumacher
Tue May 13, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New genus 'Nosferatu'.
Replies: 27
Views: 10478

Re: New genus 'Nosferatu'.

A still from the 1922 film "Nosferatu". The front teeth were longer than the canines in this version, as they are in the new genus. The director wanted to do a "Dracula" film, but couldn't obtain the rights, so they did the same story, and called it "Nosferatu" instead. The filmmakers were actually ...
by Dave Schumacher
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Herichthys pame, H. molango & H. pratinus
Replies: 14
Views: 5543

Re: Herichthys pame, H. molango & H. pratinus

Thomas - I shared a few emails with the author of the paper, and he does plan to do further work with Herichthys, including sp. poza rica and sp. pantepec. I'm sure others caught on to this as well, but I couldn't help but notice he mentions "cf. carpintis" several times throughout the paper, which ...
by Dave Schumacher
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Herichthys pame, H. molango & H. pratinus
Replies: 14
Views: 5543

Re: Herichthys pame, H. molango & H. pratinus

Are these species going to be added to the catalog? Does anyone have additional photos of H. molango? I believe this fish was called "caramelo labridens" prior to description. I remember Marco Arroyo telling me about them.
by Dave Schumacher
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Enantiopus or Xenotilapia?
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Enantiopus or Xenotilapia?

I believe it stems from a paper several years back that showed Enantiopus, Asprotilapia, and Microdontochromis to be genetically within Xenotilapia - not separate.
by Dave Schumacher
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Pelvicachromis silviae
Replies: 9
Views: 3210

Re: Pelvicachromis silviae

Anton named Congochromis sabinae after his daughter, Sabina. His wife's name is Silvia. I look forward to reading the publication!
by Dave Schumacher
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Revised classification of the species known as 'Tilapia'
Replies: 16
Views: 5534

Re: Revised classification of the species known as 'Tilapia'

Will these changes be made in the catalog, or have they not been generally accepted?
by Dave Schumacher
Tue May 28, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: First pictures of Hemichromis saharae
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: First pictures of Hemichromis saharae

Beautiful fish! This site currently lists them as a junior synonym for Hemichromis letourneuxi.
by Dave Schumacher
Fri May 24, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: 5 New Metriaclima Species
Replies: 71
Views: 21010

Re: 5 New Metriaclima Species

If I understand correctly, the issue is that the authors never properly diagnosed Maylandia, even with a poor description, which makes the name unavailable. This is why Stauffer et al described a new genus entirely. If it was simply a poor description, they could have just updated it.
by Dave Schumacher
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10404

Re: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

Great, thanks. I'll order a copy.
by Dave Schumacher
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10404

Re: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

Thanks! I'll get that updated on the images and on my website. Is the Tanganyika Magazyn in English?
by Dave Schumacher
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10404

Re: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

Thanks for the help! Sounds like I may have to change some of the labeling on my photos! I'll have to take a closer look at the reticulated fish and see if I can separate further by head shape. I tried to separate them as best as I could, and these are the three types I noted: http://www.davesfish.c...
by Dave Schumacher
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10404

Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

Does anyone know how to distinguish between the two? Photos on the web of the two are remarkably similar. Thanks for any help.
by Dave Schumacher
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Greetings from Kampala
Replies: 14
Views: 7611

Re: Greetings from Kampala

Lisachromis wrote:I think you should post all sorts of pictures here. I think we're all jealous. :)
I'll second that!

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