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by Mark Smith
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicichla sp. Iquazu big lips (or sp. botox) has a name.
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Crenicichla sp. Iquazu big lips (or sp. botox) has a name.

I am so glad that C. tuka was not given the corny name of C. "botox" as its formal name.
by Mark Smith
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Crenicichla Described
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: New Crenicichla Described

Seems like a fascinating dwarf species.
by Mark Smith
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Eight New Middle American Cichlid Genera
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Eight New Middle American Cichlid Genera

A very cogent assessment Rico!
by Mark Smith
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Etroplus canarensis youngsters
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Etroplus canarensis youngsters

I wouldn't mind buying some from you if you only lived nearby. Congrats on spawning them so well.
by Mark Smith
Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Need to know the name of this
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: Need to know the name of this

This is a Lake Malawi hybrid, with one of the parents being an Aulonocara species, and the other, an mbuna of unknow generic origin. This sort of hybrid has been so inbred/hybridized repeatedly/selectively bred over the past 20 years, that it is all but impossible to ascertain which specific species...
by Mark Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?

Are you absolutely positive it shows "Botox"? Isn't that the reason why it is called #2 since it looks very close to #1? Just wondering...
by Mark Smith
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?

Yes, I know. I would assume that C. sp. "Iguazu Big Lips 1" would correspond to the one in the 2001 paper since that was the first time this species was officially recorded in a publication, which seems to match up more precisely to what is being called "Botox"? Since then, it seems as though a simi...
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Importing wild caught threatened species?
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: Importing wild caught threatened species?

Since that it the case, either have them returned to their natural habitat of origin, or else give them to competent hobbyists upon arrive who will faithfully reproduce them.
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Color Variant of Variabilichromis moorii?
Replies: 0
Views: 2260

Color Variant of Variabilichromis moorii?

There appears to be a color variant of Variabilichromis moorii from Kashia Island, Tanzania that has a dark brown body and beige dorsal fin. Does anyone know if this color variant has ever been collected for the trade? See reference below for photos of this color variant along side the typical solid...
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?

Here is a paper published in March 2001 where this undescribed species is first shown photographically (as far as I am aware of?). The authors indicate it is a polymorphic form of C. iguassuensis , based upon the isozyme starch electrophoresis technique of their day. No temporary trade name is given...
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?

Thanks, Juan, for that clarification. I realize there are no hard and fast rules on these temporary names, but I am going on the assumption that Cichlidae.com aims to be as consistently accurate as possible, which I believe it does.
by Mark Smith
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Crenicicha sp. "Iguazu Big Lips" A Better Name Than sp. "Botox"?

In, Multilocus phylogeny of Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with biogeography of the C. lacustris group: Species flocks as a model for sympatric speciation in rivers, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Volume 62, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 46–61. This paper refers to the undescribed Crenici...
by Mark Smith
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Heros Species Described
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

New Heros Species Described

Staeck, W. & Schindler, I. (2015): Description of a new Heros species (Teleostei, Cichlidae) from the Rio Orinoco drainage and notes on Heros severus Heckel, 1840. Bulletin of Fish Biology, 15 (1/2): 121-136.

Heros liberifer
by Mark Smith
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Yellow Color Variant of Neolamprologus furcifer?
Replies: 0
Views: 2290

Yellow Color Variant of Neolamprologus furcifer?

In Atlas of Aquarium Fish, published in 1985 by Axelrod, there is a photo of Neolamprologus furcifer that appears to have a yellow cast over the body, especially on the caudal fin, back parts of the dorsal and anal fin, and surrounding the eye. This same photo appears in Brichard's 1989 book, Cichli...
by Mark Smith
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Is this a female A. stuartgranti chipoka?
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

Re: Is this a female A. stuartgranti chipoka?

This is a male Aulonocara sp . "Stuartgranti Maleri" from Chidunga Rocks, just offshore from the town of Chipoka. The interesting thing about Aulonocara from Chidunga Rocks, is that most specimens are yellowish, with a small percentage of the population being orange. The specimen in the photo was so...

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