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by michi tobler
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: ‘Haplochromis’ snoeksi, a new species
Replies: 15
Views: 2917

Re: ‘Haplochromis’ snoeksi, a new species

Mark,
this description was part of a thesis. The author is probably in the process of publishing his work in a peer-reviewed journal. That's common procedure.
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: ‘Haplochromis’ snoeksi, a new species
Replies: 15
Views: 2917

Re: ‘Haplochromis’ snoeksi, a new species

This looks like an unpublished manuscript, and if so I am sure it is not meant for circulation....
by michi tobler
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Tehuantepec
Replies: 14
Views: 3501

Re: Rio Tehuantepec

Hi Rico, the colonization must not necessarily have been recent (I guess it depends on the definition of the term). The upper Grijalva has a very unique fish fauna with numerous species with relatively restricted distribution. So, not being more widespread does not necessarily mean a recent origin, ...
by michi tobler
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Herichthys Pantostictus or Blue Taninul
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Herichthys Pantostictus or Blue Taninul

With the freckled cheeks, I'd say panto.
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Tehuantepec
Replies: 14
Views: 3501

Re: Rio Tehuantepec

As I said, I've never been to the Tehuantepec. But below some pictures from sites where we collected trimacs and macracanthus (they correspond to the sites on the map from west to east). I am sorry for the poor quality pictures, but I only had a point and shoot camera available on that trip. What yo...
by michi tobler
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Tehuantepec
Replies: 14
Views: 3501

Re: Rio Tehuantepec

Hi Rico, excellent point! Actually you got me on the wrong foot, and for a moment I thought my memory was failing me. So I went back, checked my notes, and plotted the sites on a drainage map to make sure that they are part of the Grijalva. At three out of the four sites I recalled we collected trim...
by michi tobler
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Tehuantepec
Replies: 14
Views: 3501

Re: Rio Tehuantepec

all in the Rio Tehuantpec system I have never fishes in the Tehuantepec proper, but A. macracanthus and C. trimac should occur there. Also, I'd expect Vieja zonata. C. grammodes and V. hartwegi probably not; they co-occur with the former two in the upper Grijalva, but probably not in the Tehuantepe...
by michi tobler
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Rio Tehuantepec
Replies: 14
Views: 3501

Re: Rio Tehuantepec

Basically, macracantus and trimaculatus have a similar function - and therefore where you can find 1, the other will be missing Hi Bas, that is actually not correct. We regularly collect the two species together (also along with Vieja and C. grammodes). The two species also have different trophic n...
by michi tobler
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Suggestion to update the Symphysodon species
Replies: 16
Views: 8043

Re: Suggestion to update the Symphysodon species

Hi all, I would like to reinforce Ingo's statement, especially regarding Willem Heijns' credentials and expertise. I have noticed how several discussions have turned sour in recent weeks, which is something I can't remember seeing in this forum in the past years. I hope discussions will come back to...
by michi tobler
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Genus and Species of West African Cichlid
Replies: 11
Views: 4051

Re: New Genus and Species of West African Cichlid

Thanks Lisa for posting these great pictures and bringing this debate to an end in a constructive way. Obviously, Enigmatochromis is not depicted.
Cheers, Michi
by michi tobler
Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Red head Tapajos pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2789

Re: Red head Tapajos pics

Klaus, fantastic picture!
by michi tobler
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Once upon a time in Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Hi Michael,
the species is considered endangered because it is endemic to two small sulfidic springs in Tabasco and Chiapas. Because their distribution only spans a few football fields, the species is vulnerable to human disturbance and habitat modification.
Cheers, Michi
by michi tobler
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Genus and Species of West African Cichlid
Replies: 11
Views: 4051

Re: New Genus and Species of West African Cichlid

Hi Anton,
I also wish to be contacted before you do any further work. Wow...
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Once upon a time in Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Hi guys,
not many cichlids on this trip as we mostly worked in springs and caves. Maybe some of you will enjoy nonetheless:
http://www.sulfide-life.info/mtobler/in ... Itemid=179
Cheers, Michi
by michi tobler
Thu May 20, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Fishing trip puzzles
Replies: 110
Views: 28541

Re: Fishing trip puzzles

I just dug out my Conkel and indeed the similarity is intriguing. Getting some actual specimens and tissues would be very interesting...
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Wed May 19, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Fishing trip puzzles
Replies: 110
Views: 28541

Re: Fishing trip puzzles

Well this is an interesting fish. The general banding pattern is certainly reminiscent of A. robertsoni (see below), the white edging of the lateral spots of C. urophthalmum, but the whole appearance doesn't quite fit anything. Do you still have that specimen? http://lh6.ggpht.com/_h9i0wh-nUJQ/SEYYu...
by michi tobler
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Herichthys deppi (spawned)
Replies: 30
Views: 6339

Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Juan Artigas wrote:Beautiful fish and pictures! The Goby can be identified as Sicydium gymnogaster
Juan, I agree. And in the later two pictures you can see Agonostomus monticola (mountain mullet).
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Once upon a time in Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Alex, you might be able to see robertsoni. That's probably the closest you can get to rostratus.
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: México film?
Replies: 70
Views: 9798

Re: México film?

Willem, I won't spoil it, but definitely one of my favorite places.
Cheers, m
by michi tobler
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Once upon a time in Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 4117

Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Hi all, What is the black fish at the bottom of the pics on here? It's a cyprinid, Tampichthys ipni (formerly Dionda ipni). These are males in breeding condition, usually they are not that spectacular (see female here). http://lh3.ggpht.com/_h9i0wh-nUJQ/S7dW6_2MaFI/AAAAAAAAEv8/2ImoOLmvUa0/s800/IMG_0...

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