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Acanthocobitis spp.

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  • #349785

    Matt
    Keymaster

    All we have is these photos. :-/ Was wondering if they could be A. rubidipinnis?

     

    #349943

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    Your guess is as good as mine. The pictilis paper has really muddles things up I think.

    #349950

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Best added as a ‘sp.’ for now then?

    #349956

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    Are you not able to use the purported differences in the pictilis paper to differentiate?

    #349966

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The colour pattern doesn’t match that described for A. rubidipinnis in the paper; there should be 11-12 vertically-elongate blackish blotches on the lateral line plus there don’t seem to be enough branched dorsal-fin rays. 😕

    If the red is nuptial colouration this would also appear to rule out A. botia given the apparent small size of these fish?

    #350255

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    Matt, I’ve had another look at the discussion on rubidipinnis in the pictilis description and having looked again at Kottelat 1990 and Rendahl 1948, these are not rubidipinnis IMO.

    #350264

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok brilliant, cheers. Wonder what they are then – they look most like juvenile A. botia but red pigmentation in loaches usually signifies sexual behaviour right?

    #350278

    The.Dark.One
    Member

    I was considering mandalayensis but probably botia.

    #350290

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok, I’ll add them to the A. botia profile with a cf. for the time being.

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