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Erethistidae, Bleeker 1862. Was resurrected by de-Pinna (1996) and consists primarily of six genera, Ayarnangra, Conta, Erethistes*, Erethstoides, Caelatoglanis and Pseudolaguvia, which had been regarded as Sisorids up till the revival of Erethistidae in 1996, due to the fact that these six Erethistids differed to all other Sisorids in having a prominent pectoral girdle with […]

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Bagridae catfish are found in both Asia and Africa; containing over 200 species ranging is size from 30mm SL to over 600mm SL and can be found in many diverse habitats, from alkaline lakes to small acidic ditches and from flowing hill streams to some of the largest river systems in the world.

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Akysidae a group of Asian catfish that Contains five genera; these are: – Acrochordonichthys, Akysis, Breitensteinia, Parakysis and Pseudobagarius.

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Tierra Negra – E-MEX 33-11

As our last stop during this excursion we were fishing in a nameless tributary to the Rio San Andres close to Tierra Negra. This river subbasin belong also lies within the upper Rio Coatzacoalcos.

Perciformes: Channidae

Channa hoaluensis Nguyen, 2011 Synonyms: Channa hoaluensis Nguyen, 2011 original description Vernacular names: Cá Trối Tien Vua Hoa Vietnamese

Cypriniformes: Cobitidae

Synonyms: yet undescribed species Vernacular names: — Etymology: Generic name originates from the Greek ‘kobitis, idos’ and means ‘a kind of sardine, a small fish’. Size / Weight: max SL known to date: 74.4 mm (KIZ 2012000175) Diagnosis: — Sex differentiation: — Distribution: Streams associated to the Nui Coc reservoir, Cau River subbasin, Red River […]

China – Hainan 2011

Baisha market; all fishes are Nandujiang River basin. Three specimen of Cyprinus rubrofuscus. The one in the middle is a common grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella.

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Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae

Nemacheilus elegantissimus Chin & Samat, 1992 Synonyms: Nemacheilus elegantissimus Chin & Samat, 1992 original designation

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Mexico 2009 – Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz

Some brief insights into the Mexican ichthyofauna Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca The first stage was a kind of cold temperate fog forest located in the very heart of the Oaxaca state, the Sierra de Juárez. It’s on the way south between Oaxaca city and Salina Cruz. If you are heading westwards you are crossing an […]

Mexico 2011 – Upper Rio Coatzacoalcos

Searching the enigmatic cichlid Thorichthys callolepis within the upper Rio Coatzacoalcos basin, Oaxaca – March 2011 Rio Almoloya – E-MEX 31-11 We were fishing in the Rio Almoloya, which some locals also refer to as Rio Ajal on the NE face of Sierra de Juarez, in the ‘Region de los Chimalapas’. This habitat is small […]