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  • #303760

    torso
    Participant

    Hi

    I got some small B. leonardi lately. First shipment was a deaster, we didn’t find the reason. Perfectly packed.

    Here some pics of the new shipment.CSC_7788.jpg

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     About 5 cm long, very active and hungry. They came in very thin, as usual.

    I follow the proposed classification by Kottelat as Balitoropsis. Thye certainly won’t fit into Homaloptera. Tail fin seems to be asymmetric and the pattern doesn’t fit perfectly with

    http://www.aquarium-glaser.com/de/archiv.php?news_id=1404

    Seem to be very close to A. normani.

    Cheers Charles

    #355024

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Confusingly, some of the species that Kottelat placed in Balitoropsis are now in a revalidated Pseudohomaloptera, and this includes P. leonardi. Haven’t edited the profiles yet, but see here: http://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.3926.1.2

    Think your fish are Annamia though Charles, check out the elongate lower caudal-fin lobe and very compressed body shape. Also the colour pattern doesn’t fit. Here is P. leonardi that we collected in Malaysia for comparison.

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    #355023

    torso
    Participant

    Hi Matt

    Given the fact htat they came in from Vietnam I would agree: juvenile A. normani od A. sp. I added a working link to Glaser’s presentation of the shipment. But they look different to mine.  Don’t have a clue.

    Cheers Charles

    #355039

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Some variations in A. normani from different streams in Cambodia. Am guessing there’s a fair amount of colour pattern variation within populations as well.

    Population 1

    Annamia-normani-Catieg-stream-Lom-phat-Ratanakiri-Cambodia-3.jpg

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     Population 2

    Annamia-normani-Cha-ong-stream-O-chum-Ratanakiri-Cambodia.jpg

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     Population 3

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    #355045

    torso
    Participant

    I see the point. May be we’ll know more when they grow.

    Looking throught the archives I found this

    http://ffish.asia/?p=none&o=sspm&id=1242

    Seems I haven’t got the only specimen back then

    Cheers Charles

    #355050

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah I spotted that as well. Has anyone seen this kind of deformity in other balitorids?

    #355052

    torso
    Participant

    To have a overview about the classification situation I made a llist out of

    Randall, Z.S. & Page, L.M. (2015): On the paraphyly of Homaloptera (Teleostei: Balitoridae) and description of a new genus of hillstream loaches from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 3926 (1): 57–86.

    Balitoropsis ophiolepis
    Balitoropsis zollingeri

    Homaloptera bilineata
    Homaloptera confuzona
    Homaloptera ocellata
    Homaloptera ogilviei
    Homaloptera orthogoniata
    Homaloptera parclitella

    Homalopteroides avii
    Homalopteroides indochinensis
    Homalopteroides modestus
    Homalopteroides nebulosus
    Homalopteroides rupicola
    Homalopteroides smithi
    Homalopteroides stephensoni
    Homalopteroides tweediei
    Homalopteroides wassinkii
    Homalopteroides weberi
    Homalopteroides yuwonoi

    Homalopterula amphisquamata
    Homalopterula gymnogaster
    Homalopterula heterolepis
    Homalopterula modiglianii
    Homalopterula ripleyi
    Homalopterula vanderbilti

    Pseudohomaloptera batek
    Pseudohomaloptera leonardi
    Pseudohomaloptera sexmaculata
    Pseudohomaloptera tatereganii
    Pseudohomaloptera vulgaris
    Pseudohomaloptera yunnanensis

     As for annamia

    Annamia normani
    Annamia thuathienensis (species inquirenda) 

    I’m actually collecting pics because there are certainly some spp. around. Mike sent me one of B. zollingeri seen on wetspot e.g. If somebodx knows more, go right ahead

    #355056

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I got a few of these sold as “Vietnam Butterfly Loach” a few years ago.

     

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    #355057

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That looks like a Pseudohomaloptera sp. to me Jim, but there are no records from Vietnam so if it really is from there it’s an interesting one!

    Charles, are you looking for images of the species in general, or only those that are being traded?

    #355059

    torso
    Participant

    Thanks Jim.

    Both. Matt. The reason is this: with pics of described species we could at least get answers about the id of some traded species. And with pics of traded species it is sometimes possible to bring light into the situation. As we don’t have all descriptions of listed species it is a work on a puzzle. Of course scientific work on the genetic relations would be better. But as continously new traded species ome in, we need some more material to compare.

    Let’s take Mike’s species: pics of that species have been showed with different names. B. kweichowenis, B.k. gracilicauda, B. leveretti. With pics on the link that Mike mentioned we can eliminate B. leveretti. Looking at the ventral pics I would say: not B. kweichowensis and not a subspecies. Without a description of B.k. gracilicauda all is open. Given that the genus is Beaufortia we can’t  decide wether B.k. gracilicauda, Beaufortia sp or one of the described species. Important could be pics of fry. As we don’t have pics of B. kweichowensis we can’t even conmpare with the fry of Mike’s species.

    The same situation with Annamia: one described species only with very different appearences in imported specimen, jubvenile and adult with different pattern (?)

    About pics of fry: pics of Erromyzon sp. “red spots” are different to the few pics we have of young E. sinensis. For me definely a different species.

    In Pseudogastromyzon the same situation: Pseudogastromyzon sp “red fin” is still not identified. P. laticeps or not? Next week I hope to have some specimen of Pseudogastromyzon sp “Lunar” here, which is a new species in import(?)

    About Jim’s cpecimen: not P. batek, leonardi, tateregani, yunnanensis

    Cheers Charles

    #355060

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Right Charles, maybe we can start a new thread to act as an image compendium of positively-identified species?

    Jim’s fish looks quite close to P. sexmaculata imo.

    #355061

    torso
    Participant

    Hi Matt

    Good idea, but what about the copyright-situation?

    Jim’s specimen is certainly not the species linked as H. leonardi/Glaser. As even my specimen don’t look like H. leonardi I’m asking myself questions. Only positive point: they came in with the same shipment from Vietnam. No further answers to expect.

    About “Vietnam butterfly loach”: http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/closed.cgi?view_archive_item&fwcatfishl1342804958

    Annamia sp.? What about B. zollingeri?

    “Vietnam butterfly loach” is just a make do seen on exporter-lists.

    Cheers Charles

    #355063

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Mine came from Wetspot Charles. I think I ordered them direct but can’t remember for sure. They have listed them several times.

    #355064

    mikev
    Participant

    A very nice discussion and sorry for not taking part so far — a real overload.

    One point if I may … once you added annamia (and I think correctly, it is somehow related to h.leonardi) you open a door to vanmanenia (which seems close to annamia) and crossostoma (which is definitely close to vanmanenia per DNA). In fact I picked up magnificent looking loaches, 4″ size, a few days ago, and am trying to figure out what they are … annamia/vanmanenia/crossostoma are possibilities.

    if the fish survives (long enough for taking photos), I’ll show them.

    #355066

    torso
    Participant

    May be, that Formosania is genetically in reach, Mike, but in this case out of question. Vanmanenia for me too. In fact, Vanmanenia is an open question, as in Sewellia too a mess to which contributed Vietnamese “scientists”.

    To make the desaster complete: “The colour pattern of Vanmanenia species strikingly changes with growth” (Kottelat 2012)

    As for Jim’s specimen: ventral pic shows a head form as in P. zollingeri, unscaled ventral part too. But that’s just a pic.

    Means: for the collection of pics Vanmanenia and Formosiana are required too

    Cheers Charles

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