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    Matt
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    Some pics from my recent trip. 🙂

    Beach at the hotel, Varadero, and Gambusia rhizophorae in a nearby lagoon.

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    Matt
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    Vicinity of Soroa, Pinar del Río province. Still unsure if the cichlids, which we failed to catch, were Nandopsis or tilapia. Plenty of poeciliids here, too. The lizard is Anolis homoloechis.

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    Matt
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    We walked through the jungle to a waterfall we’d been told about, at the bottom of which the net was used for the first time. Live human added for scale!

     

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    #312006

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Gambusia punctata were abundant, and there was one individual with two aberrant markings on one side. Look hard for a lizard in the third pic – very cool but elusive and tricky to photograph Cuban stream anole, Anolis vermicularis. Lots of amphibian larvae here as well.008.JPG009.JPG0010.JPG011.JPG

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    Plaamoo
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    About time:D

    Very nice! Beach looks heavenly!! I’m so missing the tropics!!

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hehe I know…got loads more, this was just the first afternoon.:smile:

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    oaken
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    Ooh I’ve been waiting for this topic. Looking forward to more pictures 😎

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    Bluedave
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    crackin’

     

    more pics!

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    Stefan
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    Very nice Matt!! 🙂

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    nuchal man
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    Great pics Matt! Keep them coming

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Last few from day 1. Above the waterfall there were lots of young Girardinus microdactylus and am guessing other species but it was getting dark so we retreated to our cabin. Anyone know if the egret is Egretta thula or Ardea alba?

    Local beer not bad provided it’s served very cold, otherwise pretty minging.

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    coelacanth
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    Don’t think Great White, neck and beak not long enough. To be honest, don’t think Snowy either. To me it looks juvie Cattle. Would fit with posture and location.

    Really don’t know about the cichlids, don’t think they’re Africans but neither do I look at them and think “tetracanthus”.

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ah-hah, cattle egret! It looked bigger than the ones we have here – is there more than one species?

    To be honest the reason I didn’t pay much attention to the cichlids is because a guy selling drinks near the waterfall told us they were tilapia – hopefully got one or two better pics to process from day 2. Also left me seine net at the hotel hence the reason we couldn’t catch any – doh!:x

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    coelacanth
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    No, all the one species if you follow the current position (depends on the author), all those from the Americas are from one race, there does appear to be some size variation. Apparent size could also be down to perspective. If it was noticeably large then Great White needs to be reconsidered, it just doesn’t look from that picture like the (admittedly few) GWEs that I’ve seen, they are obviously true herons with long neck and bill. Any more pics?

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Just this one, any use? Pete, you would have gone nuts for the bird life here, absolutely outstanding stuff and only wish my photo skills were better. Will try to upload more over the weekend.

     

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