Apistogramma baenschi

Apistogramma baenschi

Well, the latest novelty was, that the new Apistogramma discovered by Rainer Schulte in 1984 and shown to a guided group of Japanese fish hobbyists in 2001 and coded by them as Apistogramma N 50 (Njisseni group) had been described now on the base of commercially imported fishes by a person who never saw the type locality or habitat with the local fish community. The description came out in an aquarium journal that has no value for scientific descriptions. The name of this fish is now Apistogramma “baenschi”, but we prefer to call it Apistogramma N 50 until all the new fishes of this place are published.

It has to be mentioned here, that INIBICO is running a correlated investigation of the distribution of dendrobatid frogs and Apistogramma- Corydoras fishes because every time we find new dendrobatids we also have in the same site new or different Apistogramma and Corydoras species. We have enough new fishes to describe for the future- but one should take care to publish at least in valid journals. One of the reasons why people sometimes might prefer publishing in commercial journals are the OUTRAGING prices of color photos scientific journals charge the authors! And publishing new species of aquarium fishes and poison frogs without color photos is never recommended.
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