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Fwd: New Nothos
I'm forwarding this comment that Brian made to the aunzza list. We are
crossing messages as I'm still catching up after a week of vacation. I take
one every few years whether I need it or not.
>From: "Brian R. Watters" <bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca>
>Reply-To: "bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca" <bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca>
>To: "'AUNZZA'" <aunzza at vrx_net>
>Subject: New Nothos
>Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 21:23:41 -0600
>>Just got this from Huber today, in with a bunch of other new
>>fish (including Aphyosemion hera, a *very* cute little fish with
>>the oddest females...)
>>> * Nothobranchius albimarginatus Watters, Wildekamp & Cooper, 1998
>>> * Nothobranchius annectens Watters, Wildekamp & Cooper, 1998
>>> Deutsche Killifisch Gemeinschaft Journal, 30 (3): 52-63.
>>So, Barry or Brian, which fish do these describe? Presumably
>>stuff from the TAN 97 collecting trip?
>N. albimarginatus is the species we introduced into the hobby as N.
>sp. Kiparanganda TAN 97/40. From our 1998 trip I brought back another
>population of this species from the same general area but from a
>different pool, so there are now two populations in the hobby:
>N. albimarginatus "Kiparanganda TAN 97/40
>N. albimarginatus "Kiparanganda TAN 98/13
>N. annectens is the Notho we first collected in 1995 as N. sp.
>Bagamoyo TAN 95/13 and of which we found two further populations in
>1997: N. sp. Somanga north TAN 97/34 and N. sp. Kitonga south TAN
>97/36. A few weeks ago we found two more populations in the Ruhoi
>River area, so at present we have the following populations of this
>species in the hobby:
>N. annectens "Bagamoyo TAN 95/13"
>N. annectens "Somanga north TAN 97/34"
>N. annectens "Kitonga south TAN 97/36"
>N. annectens "Ruhoi River TAN 98/11" (Red)
>N. annectens "Ruhoi River TAN 98/12" (Red)
>Incidentally, we have an English version of the paper in which these
>species are described which will, in due course, be published in one
>or more of the other killie association journals.
>>Is any work being done of fish from the TAN 95 trip? I'd like to
>>see N. sp. Kilombero TAN 95/4 described, or finally N. sp. Caprivi
>>for that matter...
>Yes, much of the work on our 1995 material has been completed and you
>can expect to see a number of new descriptions appearing over the
>next few months.
>The description of N. sp. Caprivi will take longer as it has to also
>involve the ichthyologists who made the original report on this Notho
>in the 80s. Also, ideally, we need to conduct cross-breeding
>experiments with other related (or possibly synonymous ?) species
>such as N. kafuensis to determine if it does, in fact, represent a
>distinct species. This could take a couple of years yet.
>That's all for now,
>Brian R. Watters
>University of Regina
>Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada
>Ph: (306) 584-9161 (home); (306) 585-4663 (work)
>Fax: (306) 585-5433
>E-mail: bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca
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