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Re: Climbing into borrowed suit again :o
Posted By: BB <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: BB, some clarification. (Unlikely, but possibly Martin Thoene)
Date: Thursday, 28 October 1999, at 10:44 p.m.
In Response To: BB, some clarification. (Unlikely, but possibly Martin Thoene)
I did it this time;) As of yesterday I was fairly skeptical of the validity of the proposed subgenera schistura. Today the clounds break, birds sing and the light shines through a magnificant rainbow of ..... you get the idea:)
As Hans mentioned in his post below loaches of the sub family nemacheilinae are few and seldom seen for sale in his region. This is true here as well. One species I keep and can positively identify is nemacheilus scaturigina (1839 McClelland). Looking into this and a few others it seemed schistura was invalid because checking the validity by looking into the synonyms at fishbase noted schistura as invalid in every instance and nemacheilus as being correct.
I did not look deep enough. Checking again tonight I find schistura cincticauda (1860 Blyth), notostigma (1863 Bleeker), nicholsi and kohchangensis (1933 Smith), kengtungensis (1936 Fowler), sexcauda (1937 Fowler), schultzi (1945), balteata and vinciguerrae (1948 Rendahl) ect.... Did not turn up on a search for the genus or on a search of fish endemic to India but rather a search of nemacheilus. Then checked vaild names for the species listed.
I can also verify the genus aboricthys and nemacheilus; subgenera psysoschistura, neonoemacheilus, acanthocobitis, and trilophysa in the same manner. No luck with noemachilicthys or noemacheilus however. Could you give a couple of examples from the book to stear me in the right direction? Seems as though nemacheilus and cobitis species have been split in some cases correctly into subgenera and attempted incorrectly in others. Leave it to me to find the incorrect ones first. To add more confusion I think it is safe to assume noemacheilus and nemachilus are both invalid as mispellings as indicated at fishbase.
On the down side there is no indication who originated the subgenera schistura that I could find. It may be this is a recent reclassification and the original date of discovery is carried to the new name. In every instance I could find the year of the original combination (nemachilus in most cases) was the same as the new combination.
Things that make you go hummm... BB
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