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Re: [Killietalk] Aphy bitaeniatum Ojube-Ode OR Ijebu-Ode?
Ron @ CCK wrote:
From: Wright Huntley <whuntley at verizon_net>
At one time, I had *A. bivittatum* Ijebu Ode that may or may not have
actually come (as opposed to being shipped) from that location, but
truly were BIV and not BIT. They had, as I recall, the characteristic
"BIV spot" at the base of the caudal that BIT never, ever have.
Thanks for the tip! I didn't know that but can I safely say that only
males have the "spot" when my female BIV doesn't? How then can one
distinguish a BIV & BIT female? (they look awfully similar!)
I can't tell them apart and would be surprised if they can't hybridize,
so caution is required. My (crude) method has been to not keep BIV and
BIT at the same time, if possible.
Found a link to a female BIV and it looks nothing like mine.
Couldn't find a female there. 2 males with wildly different color
editing. Both have the BIV spot that only is on the males.
I maintain *A. BIV* Funge as well and there're some pics of that, the
Ijebu-Ode and my other killies at;
Yep your Ijebu Ode is a BIT and not a BIV. Looks a great deal like the
old BIT Lagos we used to have here in CA.
IMHO, "Ojube-Ode" is a bad spelling, and if your fish don't have a BIV
spot at the base of the caudal penduncle, I would say that they are
most likely correctly identified as BIT Ijebu Ode.
While Googling for 'caudal penduncle', one of the links made me realize
you've already covered the issue with Jim Eller in 1999... (oops!)
Apologies for bringing this up again for you, but I wouldn't be able to
find what I don't know.
Also, if we're talking about 'bad spelling', (no offence to anyone, ya?)
shouldn't listings in FEL be verified before going to print? That
surely would have cleared up alot of confusion for buyers, sellers and
people like me... (scrurrying quickly into a flame suit!)
I believe that locations don't get nearly as rigorous a screening as the
genera and specific names by Bill Gallagher (F&EL Editor). It would be
really tough to do, as the data are spread out and not as certain as
they could be. Langton's book is not organized to make a search by
collection name or code, and it misses a great many collections --
particularly the commercial imports. The species are easy, as the
general guide for American nomenclature is the KMI4, as updated by Bill
from more modern literature when needed. He can correct me if I got that
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