Introduction

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Introduction

Post by Mack Emmons » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:47 pm

I started the Gymnogeophagus Study Group a few weeks back in an attempt to bring together as much of the available information out there as one possibly could. I found that, while i was researching the genus, very little info was found, and the info that was found was scattered about the internet. This made research somewhat tedious and time consuming, and in many cases unsuccessful.

Here is the website: http://gymnogeophagus.com

As you can see, there is very little there as it is. So i encourage you to share any information that would help build the GSG.
Goals: I have a few goals, and potential ideas that i would like to accomplish with/through the GSG. The main one being to bring together all the information available on the genus, with elaborate profiles on both described and recognized undescribed species (i.e. Gg. sp. San Borja). Establish a collection of articles on the care of species and other aspects. Establish a collection of published scientific articles. Establish a library of species and habitat photos. To raise money, to be used in furthering any and all research on this genus. Although i don't know the practicality of this, but to establish a library of holotypes and paratypes of undescribed and described species to also further in research on this genus.

I encourage you make a comment, suggestion, or otherwise.

P.S. If you have any information/photos/etc. that you would like to share with the GSG. Please contact me by pm.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: Introduction

Post by Marius Purcel » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Get in touch with Spencer, he just brought in 15 new species, if I am not mistaken.
You can never know too much.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Lisachromis » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:34 pm

Check the South American section, it appears that G.n.sp."San Borja" has been named Gymnogeophagus tiraparae.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Mack Emmons » Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:51 pm

Lisachromis wrote:Check the South American section, it appears that G.n.sp."San Borja" has been named Gymnogeophagus tiraparae.
I saw that. And i'll be honest when Thomas posted the paper and such in the taxonomy section, i literally went running through the house. I was so happy. In the short time that i have kept gymnos, i am already growing a great passion for them.

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