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Polycanthus sota

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  • #301705

    Rio78
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    Hi! I have recently collected and seen this fish (Polycanthus sota) in Meghalaya, hope u will like the picture.

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    #345263

    Colin
    Participant

    I think Polycanthus sota is a synonym of Colisa chuna but what you have there looks more like Colisa lalia (Trichogaster lalius if you go down that route?)

    #345265

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yep, agree with Colin, and great to see such a nice wild specimen compared with the cr*p sold in shops over here.

    #345278

    Colin
    Participant

    yep nice to see a wild type

    #345279

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You’re joking right?

    #345280

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Colin @ Sep 9 2011, 04:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I think Polycanthus sota is a synonym of Colisa chuna but what you have there looks more like Colisa lalia (Trichogaster lalius if you go down that route?)

    Yes Polycanthys is synonym of Colisa , but the species is sota and not lalia. The three species viz colisa fasciatus, colisa sota and colisa lalia looks similar and it is difficult to identify especially between colisa fasciatus and colisa sota . I have identified it according to the standard guides. Trichogaster has got broad mouth and lips etc than compared to colisa.

    #345287

    Colin
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 9 2011, 02:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    You’re joking right?
    #345288

    Colin
    Participant

    well, this is certainly why I am against all of the name changes that go on in this hobby/scientific area.

    Colisa, Polycanthus, Trichogaster, lalia, chuna, sota, lalius

    anyone know what we call them them this week?

    #345299

    Matt
    Keymaster

    As far as I understand it all species that were previously considered Colisa are now in Trichogaster with all former Trichogaster moved to Trichopodus.

    Rio78, as Colin said, P. sota is synonymous with T. chuna rather than T. fasciata.

    Are these fish plentiful in your area? It would be great to see a photo or two of the natural habitat if you have any?

    #345308

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 12 2011, 01:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    As far as I understand it all species that were previously considered Colisa are now in Trichogaster with all former Trichogaster moved to Trichopodus.

    Rio78, as Colin said, P. sota is synonymous with T. chuna rather than T. fasciata.

    Are these fish plentiful in your area? It would be great to see a photo or two of the natural habitat if you have any?

    yes, please see some photos I am attaching as per ur request.

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    #345358

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Rio78 @ Sep 12 2011, 07:03 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    yes, please see some photos I am attaching as per ur request.

    today added few more habitat photos.

    #345368

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ooh thanks! Any chance of detailing which species were encountered at each locality??

    #345376

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 21 2011, 04:06 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Ooh thanks! Any chance of detailing which species were encountered at each locality??

    yes, we have published a paper on this plz ck
    http://ichthyology.tau.ac.il/2010/RamanujamManoramaDey.pdf

    #345377

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Rio78 @ Sep 21 2011, 07:33 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    yes, we have published a paper on this plz ck
    http://ichthyology.tau.ac.il/2010/RamanujamManoramaDey.pdf

    at present, I am surveying more and trying to find if can get any new species but till not did not get any but got some Garra species, which I could I dentify only upto genus but species could not be identified.

    I also visited Siju cave in Garo Hills in Meghalaya, which runs inside around 10 km to collect any cave fish but did not have any proper equipment and knowledge to go inside a cave and also there were current fish of more than a meter to 6m size as told me by the local fishermans which can kill a person, so did not take much risk to go further. I went inside little more than half a kilometer after which the water level started to rise and it was very rocky inside with knife like stones and completely dark to walk safely.

    I will attach some of the cave photos, to get some idea and if anyone can suggest how to go in next time.

    #345378

    Rio78
    Participant

    QUOTE (Rio78 @ Sep 21 2011, 07:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    at present, I am surveying more and trying to find if can get any new species but till not did not get any but got some Garra species, which I could I dentify only upto genus but species could not be identified.

    I also visited Siju cave in Garo Hills in Meghalaya, which runs inside around 10 km to collect any cave fish but did not have any proper equipment and knowledge to go inside a cave and also there were current fish of more than a meter to 6m size as told me by the local fishermans which can kill a person, so did not take much risk to go further. I went inside little more than half a kilometer after which the water level started to rise and it was very rocky inside with knife like stones and completely dark to walk safely.

    I will attach some of the cave photos, to get some idea and if anyone can suggest how to go in next time.

    Attached files

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