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Help ID please

Postby elindra » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:42 pm

Anyone know what catfish is this?

Thanks


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Re: Help ID please

Postby bigamefish » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:47 pm

It looks like a roughed up Bagridae or Pseudopimelodidae of some sort!
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Re: Help ID please

Postby elindra » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:00 pm

bigamefish wrote:It looks like a roughed up Bagridae or Pseudopimelodidae of some sort!


It is from Rio Nanay.

Will this help with ID? I don't think it's a Bagridae.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby Marc van Arc » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:01 pm

It's indeed a member from the Pseudopimelodidae

Have a look at Cephalosilurus and Batrochoglanis
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Re: Help ID please

Postby MatsP » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:04 pm

Bagridae are indeed not in Rio Nanay. Not sure which one, but have a look at Pseudopimelodidae. (See also what Marc says!)

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Re: Help ID please

Postby elindra » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:23 pm

Thx guys. Will check out the links tomorrow.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby The.Dark.One » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi

This is a Batrochoglanis sp. Possibly villosus though there are a couple of others that might possibly be found in that area.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby elindra » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:09 pm

The.Dark.One wrote:Hi

This is a Batrochoglanis sp. Possibly villosus though there are a couple of others that might possibly be found in that area.


It's around 9 to 10 inch. B. villosus is only around 6 inch right?

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Re: Help ID please

Postby The.Dark.One » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:19 pm

No, I've had a villosus that was at least 7 and a friend in the Catfish Study Group had one even bigger.

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Postby elindra » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:43 pm

The.Dark.One wrote:No, I've had a villosus that was at least 7 and a friend in the Catfish Study Group had one even bigger.


Hmmmmm ok thx.

Anyway I'll try to get better pics of it when I pick it up from the shop next week.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:33 pm

If I had to pick between a B. Villosus and some Cephalosilurus, I'd pick the former but the size, tentatively, points to the latter.

BTW, Cephalosilurus species are very hard to ID, IME. See a sample (starts with 2nd post on this page) viewtopic.php?f=25&t=29488&hilit=+pet+catfish&start=80... and then look up the reply/input on Waterwolves by Wolfgang, an acknowledged expert, linked in my last post.
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Re: Help ID please

Postby Marc van Arc » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:43 pm

Viktor Jarikov wrote:and then look up the reply/input on Waterwolves by Wolfgang, an acknowledged expert, linked in my last post.


Too bad non-members of Waterwolves aren't allowed to enter the site....
Could you add that reply yourself, Victor?
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Re: Help ID please

Postby The.Dark.One » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:46 pm

In Cephalosilurus the lower jaw is longer than the upper, whereas in Batrochoglanis they are equal or the upper jaw is longer. IMO this is a Batrochoglanis.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby elindra » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:31 am

Thx so much guys. Trying to get more pics first as due to work in cannot pick up the fish yet.

Anyway shop owner thinks I'm weird wanting to pass on the Flash Tiger for an unknown cat.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby Viktor Jarikov » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:02 pm

With apologies to the OP for going a little off topic.

Viktor Jarikov wrote:Also, once someone submits a post, it belongs to the forum, right?


It depends on the specific T&C's of the website - they can be whatever they like. The default position can be argued as mutual copyright. That's to say you own it (and can post it where you like) and the site also owns it (and can do with it as they will). But, for the avoidance of doubt, read the T&Cs...

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Re: Help ID please

Postby sidguppy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:26 pm

Also, once someone submits a post, it belongs to the forum, right?


not entirely; things are changing

I don't know how it's legally fixed in the States, but in Europe the current view is that the material belongs to the author; in this case that is you
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that's why we had that thing with pics snatched from the Catelog and usaed by a Dutch store recently.
those pics are copyrighted by PC, but of course with consent of the owners (!).

in a fair number of cases that turned out to be one and the same because pics made by Jools were used

but if the reply on the Waterwolves-forum is written by you, you are the author and you own what you create.

there's no law forbidding you to post your own 1 story or reply on 2 fora.
so yes, you can put it up here as well

it's a different thing if you copy n paste an entire topic with replies from other people though.

then the other forum does have a fair case to protest.
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Postby MatsP » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:09 am

And you are allowed to quote other peoples copyrighted text "for purposes of criticism or comment" under "fair use". This of course, does not mean that you can reprint all of John Grisham's novels with a simple comment of "I think this book is great"... It needs to be relevant to show your comment/criticism.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby elindra » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:04 am

My friend helped me to collect and take some better pics of the fish.

Pls advice is this Batrochoglanis villosus?



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Re: Help ID please

Postby The.Dark.One » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:58 am

Nice pics!

Yes, I think so.

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Re: Help ID please

Postby Mike_Noren » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 pm

sidguppy wrote:those pics are copyrighted by PC, but of course with consent of the owners (!).

Those pics are published by planetcatfish with the consent of the copyright owner. Planetcatfish has no rights to the photo.
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