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Re: FP Gardneri Akamkpa pic
David Ramsey wrote:
> Does anyone have a picture of Fp gardneri Akamkpa that
> is positively absolutely definitely for sure the
Let's start with the fact that there is no such thing as a *Fp. gardneri*
Most authorities would accept it as *Fp. nigerianus* Akamkpa, and that's
what your picture looks like. Ken Lazara has chosen, for KMI4, to keep them
as a subspecies of GAR, so we should always label them *Fp. gardneri
nigerianus* Akamkpa until he is satified with a modern study and revision of
the whole group.
They behave differently from most GAR, and reproduce less prolifically. I
think they will eventually end up as a separate species in KMI, as they now
are in Killy-data 2000 and all other modern listings.
I'm pretty sure that mine, from Sandy Binder originally, are correctly
identified. They appear identical to your picture, right down to the
approximate distribution of the red spots in two rough rows. I have never
seen another "GAR" with such rich orange in the unpaired fin borders,
> A friend and I both have the fish from
> different sources, but they look very different.
> Enough so I don't know if either one of us have it.
> Looking in the Aqualog book, any of the pics of
> Akamkpa, Akure, Jos Plateau, Makurdi, and Misage could
> all be the same fish depending on the light and
> quality of fish that we have.
> Also, if you know your gardneri, check out
> http://www.djramsey.com/tropfish/akam1.jpg What is it?
IMHO, it is *Fp. gardneri nigerianus* Akamkpa, but I ain't no taxonomist (or
even taxi driver), so what do I know?
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com
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