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Clowns and Kuhlies Cousins?

Posted By: Cybermeez <cybermeez@aol.com>
Date: Friday, 25 January 2002, at 10:23 p.m.

The photos posted here recently prompted some wondering. Specifically about a potential relationship between Clown and Kuhli Loaches.

I have often thought when looking at Kuhlies that, between the coloring and the commical behaviors, they reminded me of a stretched out Clown. That led me to wonder if somewhere on the Loach evolutionary tree they shared a close common ancestor. Closer than to other Loaches perhaps?

Anybody have any thoughts or knowledge on this topic?

Robin
 

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