New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

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New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by DRE » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:23 pm

Vieja coatlicue
(Actinopterygii: Cichlidae)
from River Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

Del Moral-Flores, L.F., López-Segovia, E., Hernández-Arellano, T. (2018)

http://www.redalyc.org/jatsRepo/498/498 ... index.html

A new species of Central American cichlid is described, Vieja coatlicue sp. nov., from the Coatzacoalcos river basin (Oaxaca-Veracruz), Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. The species is easily distinguishable from its closest congener (V. zonata) with whom it was mistaken, for displaying the following characteristics: elongated body, posterior dorsal fin origin to the opercular rim, separation between the apex of the pelvic fins and the anus. A set characters that typify the species: spines and dorsal rays, generally XVII to XVIII, 10 to 12; anal fin VI, 7 to 9; pectoral fin, I,14 or 15; total gill rakers in the first branchial cleft 8-11; total vertebrae 30-31.
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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:00 am

Is this the spe cies previously know as "sp "Coatzacoalcos" ?
This later beeing previoulsy considered as a variant of V zonata !

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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by cichla » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:50 am

Actually the name is not valid right now. The current publication doesn’t fullfill the regulations of the code.
Nevertheless, I think it is the ‘species’ which is known as “sp. ‘Coatzacoalcos‘ “.
I would like to read opinions by experts of these fishes.

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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by Juan Artigas » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:57 am

I don't think the article is published, since the magazine does not have ISSN that I can see. Also, I noticed there is no ZooBank registration. The species refers to what was previously known as Vieja sp. 'coatzacoalcos'. The type locality was set at a small tributaire of the Uxpanapa river at the town "El 11". I have read the paper although not in detail, but I notice that the diagnosis is flawned, also there are some contradictions of the diagnosis with the description. I think that this species may not obtain acceptance since the diagnosis may not stand, I will make a detailed analysis as soon as the paper is officially published.
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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by DRE » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:00 pm

ok
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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:25 am

It seems that the article is now published.

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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by DRE » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:29 am

Where?
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Re: New species: Vieja coatlicue :-)

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:55 am

it's "updated" in Schraml website. Previously it was just mentioned "published only on line".


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