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RuevenM at aol_com wrote:
> Hi George,
> Unfortunately, Aphy. (Fundulopanchax) arnoldi is not in the hobby and
> has rarely been seen since the early sixties. At that time Scheel had one or
> two populations from his friend Ulf Hannerz who had collected them in "Warri"
> Nigeria. Other fish have come out of this area of Nigeria over the years but
> for some reason arnoldi is always overlooked.
I thought that was because the subsequent fish were correctly identified as
WAL or FIL which were, in early days sometimes called *arnoldi*.
> I think this is a fish the AKA should make an effort to locate and
> establish. It is probably the last of the legendary killifish species that we
> have rarely seen and know next to nothing about.
Modern taxa references I can find to it (except KMI4) have it as an old name
for *walkeri* or *filamentosus*. Are you sure it ever was a distinct
This brings up the question: If it is a synonym, why isn't it the correct
name for one of those species? It is older (1908) than either *walkeri*
(1911) or filamentosus(m) (1933).
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home_com
In retrospect it becomes clear that hindsight is definitely overrated.
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