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Homaloptera sp.

Post by Emma Turner » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:14 am

Hi all,
There is a species of Homaloptera listed on my Vietnam supplier's list for next week, but have very little info to go on. They simply have it listed as 'Homaloptera sp.' and the only piece of further info I have managed to get is that they are collected from the River 'Nam cat tien' in the province of 'Lam Dong'. Any ideas as to which species this might be?
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Post by Bagrus dude » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:09 pm

Must be one of the species occurring in the Mekong. Most of the fish I have seen from that region are Mekong species.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:09 pm

Emma,
Nam Cat Tien is a conservation area in Lam Dong Province.

http://www.mekong-travel.com/cattien/

The principle river is the Dong Nai, the second largest river system in Vietnam.

Freyhof, J., Serov, D. V. and and T. N. Nguyen 2000.
A preliminary checklist of the freshwater fishes of the River Dong Nai, South Vietnam. Bonner Zool. Beitr. 93-99

Here's it's reference from Fishbase. Click on Show other species. You'll get a list which includes some Balitoridae, notably Homaloptera smithii.

http://fishbase.nrm.se/Eschmeyer/Eschme ... efNo=25184

Possibly, maybe? :wink:

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Post by Jim Powers » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:45 pm

It will be interesting to see what shows up. You may end up with several species as is often the case with smithi shipments.
We'll, of course, expect pics. :)

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If you go for it Emma

Post by shari » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:20 pm

Pics, definitely pics :)

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Post by Emma Turner » Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:04 pm

Thanks for your input everyone! :D
I have taken the chance and ordered them, so we'll have to wait until next Tues evening to see if they turn up. Fingers crossed! :wink:

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