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Homaloptera spp.

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Homaloptera spp.

This topic contains 33 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  mikev 6 years, 7 months ago.

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Will be making a start on this genus soon as nearly done with Gastromyzon for now. I’ve only ever kept H. confuzona though so will need help as usual.

    #317324

    torso
    Participant

    hi Matt
    are you ready for a next picture-load?
    I keep bilineata and orthogoniata

    #317325

    Thomas
    Participant

    smithi and tweediei. Till last year I’ve had one cf. yunnanensis. Some years ago I’ve kept confuzona (I think) and zollingeri.

    #317327

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Haha I was hoping you two would say something like that! Charles I’m always ready for new pictures.

    #317329

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I was swimming with h. smithi & h. sexmaculata 2 days ago. Here’s a few quick pics. they didn’t look like any I’d seen in the shops, heavy bodied!

    Habitat S.E. Thailand.

    #317332

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Jim you tease! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #317885

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Here are the images of live specimens from Tan, H. H. and P. K. L. Ng. 2005
    Homaloptera parclitella, a new species of torrent loach from the Malay Peninsula, with redescription of H. orthogoniata (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1): 1-12.

    These clearly show the differences in patterning between the two species as given by the authors.

    H. orthogoniata ALWAYS has THREE dark saddle-shaped markings on the body plus one on the caudal peduncle:

    H. parclitella ALWAYS has TWO dark saddle markings plus one on the caudal peduncle:

    …whereas H. confuzona is more variable and has less well-defined saddles. Pics from Jim and Mark:

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    #317887

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Nice comparison Matt. Are you going to put it like this in the knowledge base? Makes it easy to see the difference.

    #317888

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I wrote to Dr. Tan to ask if we could use the images (also attached a pic of Odyssey’s unknown Gastromyzon for his interest) but received no reply.

    #317889

    Bluedave
    Participant

    I’d link an article mate, less clutter as you say.

    #317890

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Makes sense to me. A link is easy enough.

    #317891

    torso
    Participant

    thanks Matt
    but the first one?
    edit
    and orthogoniata
    then parclitella
    sorry I just mixed them up

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    #317892

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm Charles I still think the first one is too young to identify 100%.

    #317894

    Thomas
    Participant

    Hi Charles,

    your first reminds me to this: Especially the second pic
    http://www.loaches.com/species-index/homal…sp-unidentified

    Thomas

    #317896

    torso
    Participant
    Matt wrote on May 21 2010, 06:35 PM:
    Hmm Charles I still think the first one is too young to identify 100%.

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