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by MatsP
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Ancistrus sp. L180 photo mis-identified?
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Ancistrus sp. L180 photo mis-identified?

I can't say for absolute sure that it is exactly L180, but it's definitely not a Rio Ucayali or something like that. The fish in the photo is not the typical Ancistrus body, it's flatter than the typical one - similar to A. macrophtalmus and A. ranunculus (not quite as wide and flat as A. ranunculus...
by MatsP
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?

Paru (Venezuela) or Paru (Ventuari) would be the pattern used previously.

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Mats
by MatsP
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?

Yes, so I would absolutely make those pins different in some way - maybe a + instead of * or dot in the marker - perhaps even a special one for "our own data". And I think the idea of importing those markers rather than asking GBIF for each one - if nothing else because I think it'll be much faster ...
by MatsP
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?

Ok, I'm skipping over MOST of the discussion, and commenting on a few of Eric's comments... If the waterway was originally entered with a specific Lat/Long coordinate corresponding to a specific collection locality for once species, then that pin is more important than just "midway" along the river ...
by MatsP
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Occurrence data: better to have it and be (slightly) wrong?

I don't know what to add here. The data is entered largely by me (not counting the "type locality" markers). It is my fault if it's wrong, and usually it's because I have no "better knowledge". I'm not sure if everyone commenting here has access to the database for updating localities, but if you do...
by MatsP
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Revision of Auchenoglanis
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: Revision of Auchenoglanis

It's over 24 months now, and we still seem to have more than 2 species... ;)

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Mats
by MatsP
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi

Completely missed the stack overflow error. I will try to look into that. I can reproduce on my machine. Probably won't do anything on that until at least Monday.

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Mats
by MatsP
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi

It seems to work, once I reloaded the page properly (Ctrl-F5).

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by MatsP
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi

It's not just the Rio Purus. I just found this problem again when looking at the profiles for Corydoras sp(c140) and Leptorhamdia marmorata . They're from the Negro. But again, same circumstance - only one occurrence, nothing more specific than Negro, and no Lat/Long data for type locality. I haven...
by MatsP
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: And yet another distribution error: Centromochlus meridionalis in the Arabian Sea! LOL
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: And yet another distribution error: Centromochlus meridionalis in the Arabian Sea! LOL

There is a bit of code that runs when Jools vets the update, which tries to parse the coordinates out of the type locality field. It doesn't ALWAYS work, especially if there's something a bit weird in there. It's REALLY not easy to write code that does this. But it's better than expecting you, me or...
by MatsP
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi

Yeah, I figured out what the problem is. When trying to figure out the "scale" to fit everything in, the code would divide by zero (or something like that) when there is only ONE entry on the map - which was leading to "weird" results in the remaining math. It works out SOMETIMES, but not always, so...
by MatsP
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Faulty Distribution map display for Corydoras schwartzi

I will have a look. Note that it's not what it says in the distribution as such that matters, but what it says in the "occurrence" records for that species. The coordinates in the database for Rio Purus should show this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/5%C2%B041'42.9%22S+64%C2%B019'11.6%22W/@-5....
by MatsP
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Cat-eLog data issues
Topic: Another distribution map error: Bunocephalus minerim type locality in Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Another distribution map error: Bunocephalus minerim type locality in Saudi Arabia?

We really should be more generous with what symbols we accept as ' and " symbols. They can be terribly hard to spot the difference (when in doubt, use only the single quote ' - two of them for second, one for minute).

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Mats
by MatsP
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Heading to Sweden.. Any Fish Stores?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Heading to Sweden.. Any Fish Stores?

The best shops I've been to is Nols Ciklidhobby (Just north of Gothenburg) and Aquazoo (a good hours drive south of Gothenburg). I haven't been, but Akvarielagret in Bromma (just outside Stockholm) has had good reviews.

I have asked on a Swedish Facebook group, will forward any replies...

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Mats
by MatsP
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: L144 CotM article/species page
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: L144 CotM article/species page

I'd say so.

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Mats
by MatsP
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: L144 CotM article/species page
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: L144 CotM article/species page

Ok, I have made another update, which I _think_ is what I wrote last time, give or take.

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Mats
by MatsP
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: L144 CotM article/species page
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: L144 CotM article/species page

Hi Jools and Mats, Is there any way to remove or block the "Add to My Cats" link on the L144 CLOG, so that more people in the future don't sign up for this fish again as being theirs? I suspect that this is probably way more difficult than it sounds, since I expect that it's more of an element whic...
by MatsP
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: L144 CotM article/species page
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: L144 CotM article/species page

And I have finally got round to doing what I said I would do yesterday. Came home yesterday with a head feeling like it had been shrunk two sizes, so went to bed after watching the motorcycle racing.

Anyways, R1588 contains a few lines of updates to the article...

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Mats
by MatsP
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: L144 CotM article/species page
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

Re: L144 CotM article/species page

I'm not sure whether another amelanistic fish was imported, or if the mutation occurred naturally. It's of course possible that it occurred naturally too. But if someone gets a lone male that is amelanistic, what females would you breed it with? (If it's a female amelanistic fish, it may be harder t...
by MatsP
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: All Resolved Issues
Topic: Pseudolaguvia magna Distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Pseudolaguvia magna Distribution.

The map shows the correct location according to the type locality text, which contains the coordinates of 28°00.377'N, 95°45.562'W (You can see for yourself if you copy that into Google maps) I'm happy to correct it, but I need to know what the actual coordinates should be... The paper is "paywalled...