November Fish of the Month
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|Subject: November Fish of the Month 11/3/2011, 11:23 am|| |
Colourful new species of glassfish named
Copyright © Shen-Horn Yen
Ichthyologists from Singapore have named a new species of colourful, scaleless glassfish from the island of Belitung, off the east coast of Sumatra.
In a recent issue of the journal Zootaxa, Heok Hui Tan and Kelvin Lim name the new glassfish Gymnochanda verae, making it the fourth species of Gymnochanda known to science.
The new species differs from the three other congeners (G. filamentosa, G. flamea and G. limi) by the shapes of the dorsal and anal fins (particularly in males), red-tipped dorsal, anal and caudal fins in males, and more serrations on the head.
This species has been exported out of Sumatra in the aquarium trade for some time, where it has been given the trade name of Chanda vera (and sometimes the common name of Rose flame glassfish).
According to the authors, G. verae is a schooling species that keep to the middle of the water column but are not active swimmers.
For more information, see the paper: Tan, HH and KKP Lim (2011) A new species of glass-perch from Belitung Island, Indonesia (Teleostei: Ambassidae: Gymnochanda). Zootaxa 3085, pp. 55–62
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|Subject: Re: November Fish of the Month 11/3/2011, 11:40 am|| |
Very interesting. To bad the background isn't a little lighter so the red would show up more.
Found this one on Google. Probably the same one but I think it shows the red more.
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Location : Georgetown, TX
|Subject: Re: November Fish of the Month 11/12/2011, 2:38 pm|| |
Wow, isn't that a beauty! It glitters.
I know I don't post much (okay, practically not at all), but I've learned so much just from reading. Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge.
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|Subject: Re: November Fish of the Month 2/26/2012, 1:37 am|| |
Can anyone post a picture of a Lumpfish?
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Favorite Fish: : Favorites...hmmm....
In my tanks my tropheus duboisi and tropheus moliro are my favs.
in past tanks petrotilapia bleekeri and an orange Pike.
Overall fav is gotta be the pundamilia nyererei ><√•>
|Subject: Re: November Fish of the Month 5/18/2012, 9:45 pm|| |
Oooh! Very interesting looking little fellar, ain't he? Now I gotta see what his kin look like!
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