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Re: NFC: Brown Bumblebee Cat was Data Base of Fish

At 8:58 PM -0500 1/31/01, Lehmanwell at aol_com wrote:
>In a message dated 1/31/01 6:03:53 AM Central Standard Time,
>jlevi_us at yahoo_com writes:
>Anybody ever heard of a catfish the LFS is calling a "Brown Bumblebee Cat"?
>It doesn't match the pictures I've found here and elsewhere.  The BBC in
>pictures looks more like a Synodontis (sp?) cat while this one looks much
>more like a bullhead or madtom.  The LFS doesn't know - the distributor
>offered them and they like to occasionally try the unusual.  Looks like a
>small catfish - 1 1/2 inches, alternating dark and middle brown bands.  May
>have to try a couple out.  Thanks

It's probably either Microglanis iheringi or the other, unamed Microglanis
that I commonly see in shops.  iheringi is more slender and has wide light
bands.  The other Microglanis has a very broad head and narrow light bands.

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