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6 years 3 weeks ago #34159 by chicagolivebearer
I bookmarked that, thanks, Sam.

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6 years 1 month ago #34077 by Nuchal Man
Fishbase is not the best source and has lots of errors. Try the California Academy of Sciences Catalog of Fishes Database. It is more up to date and provides references. It can be found here researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/...alog/fishcatmain.asp

Remember, taxonomy presents a hypothesis, that the organism is a new species or that it belongs to a certain species. As such, it is almost inevitable that someone will disagree with the hypothesis, no matter what data is presented and there will always be conflicting thoughts on whether something is or is not a valid species or belongs to a certain genus, family, etc.

As far as Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri goes, previous studies have found Lepidiolamprologus is in fact a natural group with the exception of Lepidiolamprologus cunningtoni, which is not related to them and needs to be placed in a different genus.

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6 years 1 month ago #34076 by Midknight
-- What is the best source for up-to-date taxonomic classifications of fish? I found a website called Fishbase: is it a reliable source for current classifications?
-- I was researching the genus Lepidiolamprologus. One fish I recall being listed in that genus was L. boulengeri. Fishbase lists the fish as Neolamprologus boulengeri. How do I know which is accurate. Ad Konings lists the fish as Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri in his book "Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat". It all gets very confusing at times. Any help would be appreciated.

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10 years 10 months ago #14078 by forumadmin
Thx for setting this up, Sam!

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10 years 11 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #13938 by Nuchal Man
As many of you forum members know, the taxonomic status of our beloved fish is constantly changing. Undescribed species get described, known species switch genera or are found to be synonyms of other species and on top of this all, more and more new species are found and go through the taxonomical process.

The purpose of this section is to keep everyone updated on taxonomical changes in the world of cichlids. I know some of the members here hate the ever changing names of the fish, but it is important that we know what fish we do have, especially in todays world were many species face the threat of endangerment and extinction. Also, it is interesting. There are many new and interesting relationships and evolutionary information that is discovered each and every year.

Please, if you are new to keeping fish or cichlids or just starting to follow taxanomical changes, don't be scared to look at this section. The purpose of this forum is to link the cichlid keeping community and educate fishkeepers. People here will answer questions and help you out.

So if you have taxonomy news from the world of fish or a taxonomy question, this forum is for you.

Sam "Nuchal Man" Borstein
GCCA Forum Admin
www.borstein.info

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