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    Thomas
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    Ah, sorry Matt, I have the paper already. If You speak about “A review of the spined loaches in korea – Ik-Soo Kim 2009?

    If I compare the pic of M. mizolepis with mine Misgurnus I would say this species falls out.

    #345115

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm had a look myself and see your point. Not sure we can discount it totally based on differences in body patterning though? At any rate, maybe let’s see if we can find details of any other Misgurnus spp. recorded from southern China?

    #349619

    Thomas
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    bought three Paramisgurnus today (2,1). Another difference between Misgurnus anguillicaudatus and Paramisgurnus dabryanus is the Lamina circularis. M.a. has a more rounded and P.d. a spade-shaped (Info is from Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes.) The new males have this spade-shaped LC.

     

    The new shipment was named as Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, but as I see it, there are only Paramisgurnus.

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

     

    Pic 1: a spotted male with golden shining.

    Pic 2: the other male, lesser spotted and brighter as the first male

    Pic 3: pectoral fin with the lamina circularis

     

    param1.jpgparam2.jpgparam_lc.jpg

     

     

    #349628

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Looking good and nice pics Thomas. :) The variability within this species is quite something.

    #349641

    Thomas
    Participant

    Will try to get a pic of the pectoral fin from a M.a. male for comparing.

     

    Any chance to get the original description of Misgurnus mizolepis and Paramisgurnus dabryanus?

    #349706

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I have the M. mizolepis one, will send it over now.

    #350911

    Thomas
    Participant

    Some new pics:

     

    Female:

    paramis_f.jpgparamis_f2.jpg

     

    Male:

    paramis_m2.jpg

     

    And a better pic of the pectoral fin of a male:

    paramis_m.jpg

     

    I have noticed that (my) Paramisgurnus more rest between plants under the water surface. My Misgurnus don’t do that, they are more on the bottom (with exceptions)

     

     

    #351181

    Thomas
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    I have a few times seen one male attached to a female and swim with the female around. Sometimes the male try to embrace the female but she is on the run. Today I’ve luck and could do a small movie of the “pairswimming”. At the end the male leave the female and try to connect to a Misgurnus – without success. Although the two species can interbreed

     

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=lTBhEkHJSf4

     

    I don’t think the female is gravid currently, but it looks good and I’m hoping there will happen something in the future.

     

    Cheers,

    Thomas

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