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Summer event 2021

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Limia Islai

(Silva, R.R. & Weaver, P.F. 2020) First Described:the tiger limia has been formally described in the Journal of Fish Biology by Rodet Rodriguez-Silva and Pablo F. Weaver as Limia islai.Silva, R.R. & Weaver, P.F. 2020. A new livebearing fish of … Continue reading

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Spring Show 2021

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Bringing your fish to auction

Preparing your fish for sale It is preferable to starve your fish the day before bagging for the auction, this reduces the possibility of your fish producing waste and ammonia which can contaminate the water within the bag. Water and … Continue reading

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Limia melanogaster (Günther 1866)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish melanogaster meaning black abdomen. First description: Gunther A, 1866 Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Salmonidae, Percopsidae, Galaxidae, Mormyridae, Gymnarchidae, socidae, Umbridae, Scombresocidae, Cyprinodontidae, … Continue reading

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Limia zonata (Nichols 1915)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish zonata: First description: Nichols, J.T. 1915. On Heterandria zonata sp. nov. and Heterandria versicolor (Günther) from the Island of Santo Domingo. Bulletin … Continue reading

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Limia perugiae (Evermann & Clark, 1906)

Etymology: Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish perugiae: named after Dr. Alberto Purugia First description: Evermann, B.W. and H.W. Clark. 1906: New fishes from Santo Domingo. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., … Continue reading

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Limia vittata (Guichenot, 1853)

Etymology:                            Limia: Limia derived from the Latin ‘limus’ meaning mud, pertaining to the feeding habits of the fish Vittata: (Latin) meaning “striped” or “banded” First description: Guichenot, A. 1853: Poissons. In: De la sagra, R., Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l’Ile de Cuba. Vol. … Continue reading

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Neoheterandria elegans (HENN, 1916)

Etymology:                 Neoheterandria: from the Ancient Greek Neo meaning new, heteros, meaning ‘other, another, different’, and andros, meaning ‘male’. elegans: from the Latin elegans, meaning fine, elegant, and handsome. First description:        Henn, A. W., 1916 – Annals of the Carnegie Museum 10(1-2): 93-142 on various South American … Continue reading

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Girardinus metallicus (Poey, 1854)

Etymology:                 Girardinus after the French – American ichthyologist Charles Girard metallicus referring to the metallic body colouration. First description:        Poey F. 1854. Los guajacones, poecesillos de agua dulce. In Poey, F., Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba. Havana, … Continue reading

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