Wrong ID imo

Incorrect ID? New info to be added, taxonomic revisions and any kind of changes to the data we currently hold in here please!
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Wrong ID imo

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I'm sure Trachycorystes must have juvies too, but the recent image update of a Trachycorystes juvenile is imho by no means a Trachycorystes but some Tatia species.
It concerns the latest picture addition, number 13.
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Re: Wrong ID imo

Post by Jools »

Hi Marc,

I am not sure one way or the other.

This individual was, according to JJ, about 4-5cm long. It looks like it doesn't have a forked tail and it is quite thick in the lower half of the body. Which Tatia species do you think it might be?

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Re: Wrong ID imo

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I couldn't possibly tell you which exact species, but it surely looks like an "intermedia-like" (meaning: from the intermedia-complex) species.
Cylindrical body, Tatia-like proportions and very likely a forked tail with an elongated upper lobe, which means it should be a male specimen.
I would suspect a juvenile Trachycorystes has a broad head and gets more slender towards the tail, which I(!) don't see in the pictured fish.
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