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by bekateen
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

With the help of a savvy local fisherman, who took us several places along the Nanay, we seined the river about 5 times, about 4 hours on the water. Caught lots of Loricariinae (mostly what the locals call "common loricaria," but I suspect are more of the Limatulichthys ), one of which is ...
by bekateen
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

One last fishing trip, this my first by boat, on the Nanay. Something other than walking in streams and creeks.
by bekateen
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Danza de la Carachama
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Danza de la Carachama

That video was from 3 weeks ago. There was another performance two days ago, broadcast live on Facebook. I was in town for this one; I missed my chance. :(

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... =594705154
by bekateen
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

Interesting! Here I see novia used mainly with wood cats, but obviously that's not so for this seller.

"BUMBLE BEE CAT AGUAYTIA" is Rhyacoglanis.

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Danza de la Carachama
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Danza de la Carachama

Viktor Jarikov wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:22 amWhich one's you, Eric? I couldn't make it out.
:)) Sadly none. But with my personality, I'd do it if given a chance.

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

Last update then I'll stop for the day. Yesterday eve we hit paydirt (literally) with the Microglanis. We returned to the same place for the third evening and walked slightly upstream. In the first 1-2 hr we caught no Microglanis. Then all of a sudden our dip nets, once rammed into the muddy banks, ...
by bekateen
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

We returned to the same spot off the Nanay this afternoon. Hugely successful... but you'll have to wait till at least tomorrow for pictures. Among today's catch: one big Limatulichthys griseus (also about 8-10 cm SL) and 2 or 3 smaller individuals. Wow, did I underestimate this! 15.06 cm SL!
by bekateen
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

This is gonna hurt to read... I said we found one big speckled Batrochoglanis . I measured it today at 108.6 mm SL. Because it's the only large specimen we caught, it had to go into formalin as a museum specimen, with a fin clip for DNA. Is it really just Batrochoglanis villosus , all the way out he...
by bekateen
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Danza de la Carachama
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Danza de la Carachama

I had no idea this was happening here. But glad it could be on video.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/Zx4GD4V8qTo
by bekateen
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Parotocinclus jacksoni, a new hypoptopomatine catfish from the Rio Mamanguape basin
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Parotocinclus jacksoni, a new hypoptopomatine catfish from the Rio Mamanguape basin

Telton P. A. Ramos,Silvia Y. Lustosa-Costa,Luciano F. Barros-neto,José E. L. Barbosa. (2021). Parotocinclus jacksoni, a new hypoptopomatine catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Rio Mamanguape basin, northeastern Brazil. Journal of Fish Biology. 16 July 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.1485...
by bekateen
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: What's my woody?
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: What's my woody?

12-13 years old! Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, as socialites go, wood cats suck (as do Microglanis). :))

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

@yellowcat, I'm sending you a PM.

Cheers, Eric
by bekateen
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

We returned to the same spot off the Nanay this afternoon. Hugely successful... but you'll have to wait till at least tomorrow for pictures. Among today's catch: Our first Microglanis: 6 Microglanis aff_poecilus . one big Batrochoglanis , about 8-10cm SL and one or two smaller individuals. one big L...
by bekateen
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

Quite large, 18cm Sl or thereabouts - distinctive when viewed from above. Jools Thanks for the info. Well, dang, why can't they be happy little 10cm SL whiptails? Crappo-profundo. Now I have to figure out where to house them if they get that large. I do wish they looked more distinctive compared to...
by bekateen
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Reproductive biology of Aspredo aspredo
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Reproductive biology of Aspredo aspredo

BORGES, M. D. S., JIMENEZ, É. A., BARBOSA, N. D., Amaral, M. T., & AMARAL, M. T. 2021. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF BANJO, Aspredo aspredo LINAEUS, 1758 (ASPREDINIDAE) AMAZON COAST, CABO ORANGE, AMAPÁ, BRASIL. In, A estruturação e reconhecimento das ciências biológicas na contemporaneidade (Organizad...
by bekateen
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Morphological deformities in Trachelyopterus galeatus in the Upper Parana
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Morphological deformities in Trachelyopterus galeatus in the Upper Parana

João D. Ferraz, Lucas R. Jarduli, Diego A. Z. Garcia, Armando C. R. Casimiro, Fernanda S. de Almeida, & Mário L. Orsi. (2021). Morphological deformities in the invasive driftwood catfish Trachelyopterus galeatus in the Upper Paraná River basin, Brazil: a sign of human impact? J. Fish Biol. https...
by bekateen
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Travellers note book
Topic: Fishes near Iquitos
Replies: 36
Views: 1434

Re: Fishes near Iquitos

No new fishing today, but I will add that a man named Carlos Chuquipiondo Guardia, who manages the ARCOF grounds and lives nearby, has a few aquaculture ponds. Among his stock is an interesting and nicely patterned species of Loricariichthys, possibly Loricariichthys acutus . Too bad they grow so bi...
by bekateen
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: L397 babies escape breeder box
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: L397 babies escape breeder box

I know your pain. It's happened to me before too. Fortunately, L397 babies do really well raised in the tank with their parents, as long as you have plenty of hiding crevices and no other meaner fish. Just leave them alone.

Good luck, Eric
by bekateen
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Crypitc diversity in cis-Andean Rhamdia
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Crypitc diversity in cis-Andean Rhamdia

Ribolli, J., Zaniboni, E., Scaranto, B. M. S., Shibatta, O. A., & Machado, C. B. (2021). Cryptic diversity and diversification processes in three cis-Andean Rhamdia species (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) revealed by DNA barcoding. Genetics and Molecular Biology, 44(3). https://doi.org/10.1590/167...