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  • #300484

    Matt
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    Is this one A. elongatus?

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    #315952

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi Matt,

    is this a juvenile or at least a smaller one? A few years ago I have four of them and the smaller (<5cm 2") Aborichthys has stripes till the head like yours. A bigger loach ~7cm (2,7") looks different (see the pic) but the markings in the tail are similar to your Abo.

    After comparing some pics with my Aborichthys I named it A. elongatus (or is elongata right?)

    Bye, Thomas

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    #315956

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Thomas yep it´s a young fish I think and elongatus is the correct species name as far as I know. I´ve been doing a bit of reading and am now not sure if that species is actually seen in the trade though. Just about to write to a friend in India to try and get confirmation.

    #316288

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hey Thomas seems your fish is an adult of the one I posted and probably isn’t A. elongatus but an undescribed species from the Raidak I River in West Bengal. Here’s the real elongatus (pic by Graeme Robson):

    Edit: forgot to credit Andrew Rao for info included here. Thank you!

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    #316291

    Thomas
    Member

    Hi Matt, yes, I have found two pics from J. Freyhof showing even A. elongatus. Looks really like the same species as Graemes.

    http://zipcodezoo.com/Photos/Aborichthys_elongatus_1.jpg
    http://zipcodezoo.com/Photos/Aborichthys_elongatus_0.jpg

    I have attached two pics of my younger/smaller Aborichthys which came together with the bigger.. Not good, but the best I have

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    #316294

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That one looks like the fish LOL have listed as a female A. elongatus.

    #316302

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The original description of A. elongatus gives the type locality as the Reang River, Darjiling district but I’ve been unable to find this on any maps. Does anyone know if it’s had a name change?

    #316310

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Andrew has confirmed that the species we have in the pics from HW and Thomas is not A. elongatus and is an undescribed one collected elsewhere. In which case what shall I list it as? I was thinking Aborichthys sp. ‘Raidak I’. Original huh?

    #316311

    Thomas
    Member

    I’ve no better idea Matt.

    #316327

    johnpeten
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 15 2010, 05:38 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The original description of A. elongatus gives the type locality as the Reang River, Darjiling district but I’ve been unable to find this on any maps. Does anyone know if it’s had a name change?


    Matt, Darjiling is a hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas on the River Teesta, NE India. Down river is a place called Reang where there is a hydroelectric dam.
    There is also a tribe called the Reang in NE India.
    I am sure you know as a true Brit that Darjiling produces an excellent tea. In the good old days when having afternoon tea at the Savoy this was one of tea varieties offered. Probably still available in Harrod’s Food Hall.

    #316329

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi John yeah I found the name of the tribe but not the locality. Is ‘Reang’ (the place) on the Teesta itself?

    Darjeeling tea is now available in all major supermarkets as well as Harrods. Did you used to frequent the Savoy?

    #316330

    johnpeten
    Participant
    Matt wrote on Jan 15 2010, 02:12 PM:
    Hi John yeah I found the name of the tribe but not the locality. Is ‘Reang’ (the place) on the Teesta itself?

    http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090528/jsp/…ry_11028991.jsp

    A mention of the Reang dam site.

    I have also found references to the River Reang in Darjiling but cannot find the articles. So the river does probably exist. The Reang people live below the dam site, hence the probability of the name.

    #316332

    Bluedave
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 15 2010, 08:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Edit: while we’re on the subject of rivers, does anyone know why the Raidak River is sometimes split into ‘Raidak I’ and ‘Raidak II’? I can find no reference.

    If it’s dammed (or damned!) is the reference before and after the dam?

    #316333

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I think it’s undammed…and Andrew has confirmed the undescribed fish is the one named A. bijulensis in his book so I’ll add something into the notes now.

    #316341

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Thomas @ Jan 14 2010, 09:48 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I have attached two pics of my younger/smaller Aborichthys which came together with the bigger.. Not good, but the best I have

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