Mexico 2007 and 2008

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Re: Mexico 2007 and 2008

Post by smitty » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:31 pm

I can not wait until the day i get to experience a trip to C/A and S/A.
150gal- Dovi's; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260
180gal- Managuense; 3 AC 110 P.Filters; 2 AC 110 P.Heads; Eheim 2217,2260; FX5
210gal- Argta,Bifsct,Fnstrtus,Maculcda,Regani,Syns,Zntus; 4 AC P.Filters; 2 AC P.Hds; Eheim 2250,2262; FX5

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Re: Mexico 2007 and 2008

Post by Rico Morgenstern » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:53 am

Michi,thanks for the insights. So let's see what will further happen with P. thermalis.

The species has been 'revalidated' by Poeser 2003, but his reasoning is quite a joke:
This species was not investigated. However, since its type locality describes a
very specific environment, i.e., a sulphurous, hot spring, this species is considered valid as
long as P. sulphuraria (Alvarez, 1948) is also considered valid
The P. mexicana looks really great. It is beyond me why such jewels are so rare in the hobby, while the shops are full of those unspeakable breeds which look like plastic and are probably not even derrived from pure species. Both P. mexicana and the true P. sphenops (in the early hobby literature confused with P. formosa) have been introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, but since Regan (1906-08) has erroneously synonymized them, they were soon confused and possibly hybridized. Other strains, which would now be referrable to separate species (perhaps even including the sailfin mollies), have further contributed to the 'mishmash'.

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Re: Mexico 2007 and 2008

Post by michi tobler » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:03 pm

I'm digging up old posts, again. But if you're curious about the continuation of the Poecilia thermalis discussion, you can find some news here: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Ad ... ne.0071069
Cheers, Michi
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Re: Mexico 2007 and 2008

Post by Rico Morgenstern » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:11 am

Thank you, Michi, a wonderful work on these interesting fishes.

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