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Gastrostickycritters ID's.............I'm confused!

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Friday, 3 December 1999, at 3:58 p.m.

I've now got 4 different species of Hong-Kong Plec, Chinese Butterfly Plec, things that stick on the glass, or whatever the trade is calling them this week.

I've been trying to identify the species and it's thrown up a can of worms!

The 3 I bought in London during Steve, Dave and myself's trip are clearly Pseudogastromyzon fasciatus based on the species index. Today, I bought 3 which would appear to be Beaufortia kweichowensis.

The other 2 species are where trhe problem arises. Within the sp. index various different species (in the list) look the same.........BUT.......within a given species as ID'd there a