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Mystery Stiphodon gobies identified…almost!

October 4th, 2013 — 12:32pm

S. maculidorsalis is easily-recognised by presence of small black spots on the dorsal surface of the head and trunk in both males and females. © Odyssey

Freshwater gobies of the genus Stiphodon have become increasingly popular aquarium inhabitants in recent years, but considerable confusion has surrounded the identity of some commonly-traded species due to a number of factors. Continue reading »

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Loricariids of the Middle Xingu River, 2nd Edition

July 26th, 2013 — 10:06am

© Panta Rhei

The German publishing firm ‘Panta Rhei’ is about to print an updated second edition of the popular book ‘Loricariids of the Middle Xingu River’ by Mauricio Camargo, Heriberto Gimênes Junior, and Lúcia Helena Rapp Py-Daniel. Continue reading »

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New Corydoras from southern Brazil

July 11th, 2013 — 6:23pm

© Tencatt et al.

A new species of the catfish genus Corydoras has been described in the journal ‘Neotropical Ichthyology’. Continue reading »

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A little panther?

July 4th, 2013 — 9:51am

One of the paratype of H. jaguar © Zanata et al.

An attractive new pleco from the rio Paraguaçu basin in Bahia State, easten Brazil is described in the latest volume of the journal ‘Neotropìcal Ichthyology’.

Hypostomus jaguar sp. nov. was collected from tributaries measuring up to 60 metres across and 1.5 m deep with rocky substrates and dark, moderate to fast-flowing water, where it occurs sympatrically with Hypostomus chrysostiktos. Continue reading »

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