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Thorichthys sp. La Libertad

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:43 pm
by Mark Smith
Might anyone have any notions of Thorichthys sp. La Libertad. It was an undescribed? species found by Stan Sung many years ago while collecting in Central America. Sorry, I cannot even begin to say what country or what river system he found it in. I do remember Stan's image: typical Thorichthys body form, but noticeably deeper bodied, with a very steeply sloping nape to snount angle. Entire body was a light greenish silvery, as well as fins, if memory serve me correctly.

Re: Thorichthys sp. La Libertad

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:33 am
by EC
Mark Smith wrote:Might anyone have any notions of Thorichthys sp. La Libertad. It was an undescribed? species found by Stan Sung many years ago while collecting in Central America. Sorry, I cannot even begin to say what country or what river system he found it in. I do remember Stan's image: typical Thorichthys body form, but noticeably deeper bodied, with a very steeply sloping nape to snount angle. Entire body was a light greenish silvery, as well as fins, if memory serve me correctly.
I don't know. I've seen T. affinis in La Libertad (Peten), T. helleri in La libertad (Chiapas) and T. aureus in La Libertad (Izabal) but are all different from yours.

Ciao Enrico

Re: Thorichthys sp. La Libertad

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:46 am
by Mark Smith
Thanks Enrico. Perhaps this bland specimen that Stan caught was an aberrant morph of one of the three species you mentioned?

Re: Thorichthys sp. La Libertad

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:47 am
by EC
Mark Smith wrote:Thanks Enrico. Perhaps this bland specimen that Stan caught was an aberrant morph of one of the three species you mentioned?
May be. For aberrant morph in 2010 I see a blue meeki in cenote escondido. You can looking for aureus population from belize or rio motagua, or thori from coatzacoalcos basin. La lIbertad is in Honduras too near Comayagua but I don't know if have thori. Another La Libertad is in El Salvador but on pacific slope, surely no thori.

Ciao Enrico

Re: Thorichthys sp. La Libertad

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:58 pm
by Mark Smith
If I can get a hold of Stan and perhaps get him to let me copy is image of this cichlid, I will try to post it here.