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Aquatic-Discoveries: Suriname Expeditions

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Aquatic-Discoveries: Suriname Expeditions

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:20 pm

In September and October this year, me and three other Aquarium fanatics went on an expedition to the upper Surinam river. During the three weeks we were there we fished and filmed in various locations along the river and the creeks. We caught some very nice species and possibly even a new Bryconops species. Dr. Covain helped us identify the catfishes we caught which was very helpfull since hardly anything is known about the species found in this region. (Many of the pages on PC don't even have images of them)

The Dutch version of the report has already been published on my website: http://www.aquatic-discoveries.nl The English version is currently under construction but you could use Google translate to read it if Dutch isn't your thing (Or just look at the pictures). Our main priority now is getting the other fish species identified for our printed version of the report.

I have compiled the first video from all the material we collected, enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpdA1WbA-Jk

Here is the direct link to the picasa album of the catfishes we caught.: https://picasaweb.google.com/1052752701 ... directlink
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Suckermouth » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:31 pm

Nice pictures, that's a nice Pseudancistrus depressus!
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby racoll » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:08 pm

Nice pictures. Thanks for posting.

I like the Harttia.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby kim m » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:21 pm

Fantastic!

Did you bring home any fish? ...particularly thinking about the Corydoras punctatus... :P
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:36 pm

kim m wrote:Fantastic!

Did you bring home any fish? ...particularly thinking about the Corydoras punctatus... :P


Nope, all the fishes were released after they had their pictures taken. (Except some larger ones that were eaten by either us or the locals)

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby corybrummie2010 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:37 am

Great pics and video mate,thank you for sharing :-BD

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby bigward » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:55 pm

Excellent video and pics ....... love the Guianacara's ^:)^
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:49 pm



Number two, enjoy.

(ps: Can't embed the video's here? They don't show up, even with the proper youtube tags)

[Mod edit: Fixed youtube tags. I was going to suggest that you look at the FAQ for help on using Youtube tags, but the FAQ appears to be broken at present --Mats]

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:08 pm



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(Works, thank you mod)

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Thriftyfisher » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:01 pm

Nice videos and photos in the report. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby nvcichlids » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:45 pm

I love seeing videos like this! Do you know what species of shrimp that is?
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:56 pm

Most likely Macrobrachium brasiliense

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:13 pm



Next one, with something nice at the end. It also has some nice catfishes in it.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby nvcichlids » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:55 pm

another amazing video! I hope my underwater camera gets fixed so I can get back out and do this.

BTW what was the tetra/barb species ( orange fish with spots) at about 43 seconds and again at 3 minutes. I would love to find the name and get some!
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby kruseman » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:00 pm

nvcichlids wrote:
BTW what was the tetra/barb species ( orange fish with spots) at about 43 seconds and again at 3 minutes. I would love to find the name and get some!


That is a Leporinus spec. Maybe L. maculatus.
It's an Anastomid and member of the order of Characiformes. Not a barb,since this family doesn't occur in South-America.
Nice fish indeed.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby nvcichlids » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:33 pm

kruseman wrote:
That is a Leporinus spec. Maybe L. maculatus.
It's an Anastomid and member of the order of Characiformes. Not a barb,since this family doesn't occur in South-America.
Nice fish indeed.


That is the group I was thinking it would be (leporinus) and *DOH* for thinking barb.. LOL it's been a loooonnnng week~!

is Leporinus klausewitzi is one that is similar, but the vibrant orange in the video i am wondering if it is midleading due to the tannins in the water..
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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:33 pm

That small lepo is Leporinus granti (What's in a name...). They grow to about 10 cm with lovely bright red fins, we found them olmost everywhere. We did not catch any Leporinus maculatus, these species look alike only the maculatus grows to about 20 cm and it is allot less colorued.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:44 pm

The picasa album of the species that we caught was moved here and merged with another album of mine:

https://picasaweb.google.com/105275270139759044330/AquaticDiscoveriesFishIdentificationSurinameRivier2011?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Not all species have been identified at this moment.

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby exasperatus2002 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:04 am

Aquatic-Discoveries wrote:

Next one, with something nice at the end. It also has some nice catfishes in it.


What cichlid is that at 1:29 ?

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Re: Aquatic-Discoveries: Expedition Suriname 2011

Postby Aquatic-Discoveries » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:07 am

Guianacara owroewefi


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