06-29-2012, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cwmorrow
Now my Wife will ask me what panchax
I hope she's at home now awaiting the arrival of some of the above fish eggs.
It may be difficult to pin down Panchax
. This genus was erected by Valenciennes in 1846, and Parenti (1981) determined it was actually not valid as a distinct genus/subgenus but a synonym for the genus Aplocheilus
that had originally been erected as a subgenus of Poecilia
by McClelland in 1839 and then established as a distinct genus by Radda in 1974. Aplocheilus
is derived from the Greek and literally means "simplicity lip."
There are no species in "Panchax" today, but the name is a species epithet for Aplocheilus panchax
which was initially named Panchax panchax.
Some sources mention "panchax" as being of unknown origin.