June 15th, 2012 — 9:30am
A recently-discovered member of the genus Dario with an interesting history is described from southern India in the journal Zootaxa this week.
This is the first record of the genus in southern India. © Hayath
New species Dario urops is named in reference to the conspicuous ocellus on the caudal peduncle, the presence of which distinguishes it from the other three members of the genus, and it can be further told apart by presence of a horizontal suborbital stripe (vs. absence in congeners), by lacking extended lappets on the dorsal-fin spines (vs. possessing), and unusual vertebral counts (14+14–15= 28–29 vs 11–13+12–14=24–27). Continue reading »
Category: Discoveries, Ichthyology, New Species, News | Tags: Badid, Badidae, Dario, fish, ichthyology, new species, Zootaxa |
April 29th, 2012 — 4:07pm
Stefan van der Voort
Prelude: 20 December 2011—recently an article by me was published in a German hobbyist magazine and was without notification altered to such extend that it no longer represented my view from the written and submitted version. What follows here is the original, unaltered version, with only the acknowledgements chapter added.
© Stefan van der Voort
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Category: Articles, Freshwater Fishes | Tags: Badid, Badis, Badis Buxar, Badis singenensis, ichthyology |