Paralithoxus cf. raso

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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Paralithoxus cf. raso

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Hi,

the pictures on the species page of Paralithoxus cf. raso do not show P. raso and also not L 435 (which might be identical with P. raso).
The colouration is quite off, both species/forms have spots that are approximately the size of the orbital diameter. Furthermore P. raso has significantly longer pectoral spines.

I don't see any similarity with P. raso / L 435 that would go beyond the generic affiliation.
As this specimen most likely originated from pet trade without known origin and don't want to speculate on species level.

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Re: Paralithoxus cf. raso

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Hi,

the location is wrong for P. raso and also for L 435 (=LDA066), both froms originate from Amapa, Brazil.
The pictures are showing a form that is IMHO certainly something different and nearly for sure it also did not come from Guyana.

If you continue to use the page for L 435 you should update the location and better remove the picture. The identification of Paralithoxus of unknown locations is nearly impossible.

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Re: Paralithoxus cf. raso

Post by Jools »

Ok, will look at it. The pictures (Paralithoxus cf_raso) there come from @lko - perhaps he knows more about where they came from and what they might be. I will ask.

Thanks Karsten for reminding me to correct this.

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