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Schistura sp. 1

Ring Loach

January 6th, 2013 — 12:06am

The identity of this fish is somewhat unclear although it’s available in the aquarium trade on an occasional basis.

It’s been considered to represent various species including Schistura beavani, S. montana and S. himachalensis ´╗┐but there exi…

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Pethia gelius (HAMILTON, 1822)

Golden Dwarf Barb

March 13th, 2012 — 1:19pm

This species’ identity was settled and a neotype designated by Knight (2013) who also revalidated the congener P. canius (Hamilton, 1822) and described the closely-related P. aurea.

These three had previously been considered to represent geographic forms of P. gelius, albeit on a tentative basis, with the validity of P. canius having been discussed since the late 19th century.

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