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Re: N. rachovii
Tyrone Genade wrote:
> Almost all the rachovii in the trade come from along the road
> between the Biera and its airport. Those that don't are clearly
As a matter of interest, the old aquarium strain of N. rachovii, as
well as the Beira '91 population (note the correct spelling of "Beira")
were indeed collected from a locality between Beira and the airport.
However, it is my understanding that the Beira '98 population is from a
different locality - still in the immediate vicinity of the town but in
a different direction. The collector of the '98 population did not
provide precise locality data and I have been unable to contact him
> I feel very strongly that strains which represent fish out of large
> complexes (eg.: kafuensis, guentheri, neumanii, etc...) where a fair
> amount of taxonomy is under way, strains should not be mixed!!!
> And the collection codes be retained!!!
I agree, although it should also be noted that N. guentheri actually
has a very restricted distribution (on Zanzibar Island) and there would
appear to be no obvious differences between the fish of different
populations. In spite of that it is still not a good idea to cross
populations that have different collection locality designations.
Brian R. Watters
Professor and Head
Department of Geology
University of Regina
Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2, Canada
Tel: (306) 585-4663
Fax: (306) 585-5433
E-mail: Brian.Watters at uregina_ca
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