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Byron 04-26-2012 06:17 PM

Revision of genus Apistogramma
 
For all you apisto aquarists, this may be of interest. The genus Apistogramma has been revised by three Colombian ichthyologists. Their revision, which I believe only dealt with the Rio Orinoco basin species--some 10 previously known species--has resulted in eight new species being described.

I have not yet seen the entire work, I am awaiting it, but I can link you to the abstract which does not say much beyond what's above but if anyone is interested...
http://www.humboldt.org.co/publicaci...w.php?ano=2011

Scroll down two screens and you will come to the Apistogramma item. It is in Spanish but you can use something like Bing translator if you are running Windows 7 (and perhaps others too).

I can say that this genus has long been considered in need of revision, but having not yet seen the work I don't know how extensive this may be.

Byron.


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