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by Mark Smith
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

If that is the case, why are you accepting Ad's opinion on the status of L. melagris/L.stappersi? After all, he just gave his opinion on the matter, right? It certainly was not a code regulated act.
by Mark Smith
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

Hi Juan. "Ad explains the problem, exposes the arguments and his opinions, but he falls short of declaring the two new species in synonymy, so I can not take that article as a base to set the two new species in synonymy, no matter how much I would agree with the arguments offered." Aren't you splitt...
by Mark Smith
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: What Is The Largest Cichlid Species?
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

Re: What Is The Largest Cichlid Species?

It would good to find out the maximum weight of the species you mentioned. If they are not as heavy as 28 pounds, then this Cichla would hold two record titles for a cichlid, namely the heaviest and longest species.
by Mark Smith
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: What Is The Largest Cichlid Species?
Replies: 13
Views: 3378

What Is The Largest Cichlid Species?

I found this link to a Cichla species ( C. temensis ?) that weighed in at 28 pounds. http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/fishing/bass-fishing/2010/03/new-world-record-peacock-bass-caught-brazils-rio-negro Anyone know of any larger cichlids? Boulengerochromis microlepis is often touted as th...
by Mark Smith
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

So, are you saying that publishing an opinion online on Cichlidae.com is not as valid as if it were published in book form?
by Mark Smith
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

I see what you are saying. I cannot help but wonder why Konings is not declaring these two new species synonymous, since that is what he clearly is implying/suggesting in his short article. Strange to fence-sit.
by Mark Smith
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

I see, thanks Juan. Didn't Konings write a piece in Cichlidae.com entitled Splitting out of Context about these two Labeotropheus species Wouldn't that constitute a declaration of sorts?
by Mark Smith
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

It seems like this is a clear inconsistency Juan. You are treating both the two new Labeotropheus species as valid on this site, even though Konings does not acknowledge them as valid. Is Cichlidae.com, following Konings' synonymizing of various cichlid species faithfully/consistently, or not?
by Mark Smith
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

If that is the case, shouldn't the two new Labeotropheus species be placed into synonymy with L. fuelleborni and L. trewavasae respectively?
by Mark Smith
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Labeotropheus simoneae
Replies: 24
Views: 5462

Re: Labeotropheus simoneae

"The two species are listed as they have been officially and validly described..." In order to be consistent, oughtn't the entry for L. meleagris be reinstated?
by Mark Smith
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Iranocichla Species Described
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: New Iranocichla Species Described

Either I. persa or the other undescribed Iranocichla mentioned in the paper.
by Mark Smith
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10505

Re: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

That's a hard one to try to identify. It may be a very old specimen of M. sp. "Intermediate"?
by Mark Smith
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?
Replies: 21
Views: 10505

Re: Mastacembelus albomaculatus vs moorii?

How large is it? The head shape doesn't seem to match up with M. albomaculatus or M. sp. "Intermediate". Definitely not M. moorii.
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus crassilabris
Replies: 0
Views: 1497

Geophagus crassilabris

Just a note to let anyone that WetSpot Aquatics is selling juvenile captive raised Geophagus crassilabris. Not a species you see everyday.
by Mark Smith
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Lamprologus meleagris ID confirmation
Replies: 14
Views: 7784

Re: Lamprologus meleagris ID confirmation

It would be prudent to continue to refer to this species by the name it was formally described under by Buscher as L. meleagris . Until thorough sampling from the exact area that L. stappersi was found at takes place, Konings' well thought out assumption synonymising L. meleagris with L. stappersi ,...
by Mark Smith
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Two New Labeotropheus Species Described
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Two New Labeotropheus Species Described

I'd like a copy too
by Mark Smith
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Two New Labeotropheus Species Described
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Two New Labeotropheus Species Described

Labeotropheus chlorosiglos
Labeotropheus simonaea

http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1643/CI-15-360
by Mark Smith
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Lake Tanganyika: water temp. rising article
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Lake Tanganyika: water temp. rising article

The article mentions global warming so casually and with cool confidence that it is real. I would think that the issue is more complex than that.


https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/ ... s-in-2017/
by Mark Smith
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New West African Cichild Genus Described
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: New West African Cichild Genus Described

I hope so, Juan. Otherwise, Wallace's name gets almost completely obliterated by the gymnastic pronunciation efforts while attempting to verbally utter all vowels when a word is latinized.

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