Image of L019 actually of L020?

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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Image of L019 actually of L020?

Post by MarcW » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi All,

I recently got a group of Spectracanthicus zuanoni and read there had been some confusion between that and L019 so I took a look at them in the Cat-eLog.

To my non-expert eyes it looks like the third picture of L019 labelled as juvenile, might be a picture of Spectracanthicus zuanoni, it is quite a small picture so I may have missed something, but it doesn't look like the other pictures of L019 to me.

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Re: Image of L019 actually of L020?

Post by Jools » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:43 am

They are very hard to tell apart when young from photographs. Even in the wild when holding the fish in your hand it's tricky. Given the fact that the differences between L019 and L020 were first discussed with me by Ingo who took that third photos, I am pretty confident of the ID.

One of those ones where the photo looks wrong but it probably right.

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Re: Image of L019 actually of L020?

Post by MarcW » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks Jools, interesting stuff. The juvenile L019 really looks like L020!

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