Xyliphius ID needed

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Xyliphius ID needed

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1x Xyliphius lepturus but what about the rest ? Xyliphius melanopterus ?

They came from Colombia. All about 7inch TL.
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I would say yes to Xyliphius melanopterus . However; some 'Xyliphus species' from the same area came into Europe under the name Xyliphius cf lepturus recently .
I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.

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Thanks. I think so too after looking at the ventral view of the head and papillae on lower lip. Really happy with what I've got. Is like having different species due to the markings and color morph. :d

I have seen some online photos of "Xyliphius cf lepturus" but seriously I cant tell them apart.
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:d
My age is catching up. Missed to focus on the key part... but well, you still can see the papillae on the lower lip. :(
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