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Ap. guacamayo

Discussion in 'Identification and Morphology' started by Adoketa, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Adoketa

    Adoketa Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all, I know there was a thread not so long ago but I can't find it anymore. The thread was about supplier names and what the fish actually were.
    There's a shipment of A. guacamayo and A. fresa coming in and I wonder what sort of fish these are?
    Any help would be great.
  2. gingerbeer

    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    At last one I know - Apistogramma "fresa" is Apistogramma eremnopyge - but I prefer Fresa or Apistogramma "strawberry" - cause I can pronounce those words.....

    Great fish - mine tend to be a bit shy.
  3. Adoketa

    Adoketa Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks, ginger. I saw diamante and fresa being sold as male and female eremnopyge, respectively, and was quite confused.

    Also saw a picture of A.guacamayo in some supplier's website but it was really nondescript - yellow female with no markings. :)
  4. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    This is just another trade name. Without photos, it is anyone's guess what it is. There is a Rio Guacamayo in Peru just west of the road between Nauta and Iquitos. Several apistos are collected in this region, including A. eremnopyge. Could you send the web link to the photo of the fish?
  5. jose_vogel

    jose_vogel Member 5 Year Member

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    There´s a chance that the A. guacamayo is A. sp. "papagei".

    I´ll explain myself:

    There are 3 similar birds and the name of them (in spanish) are:
    loro, papagayo, guacamayo

    I know that the spanish word "papagayo" is "papagei" in german and "parrot" in english.

    But, as guacamayo is almost the same bird to papagayo, I wonder if A. guacamayo is A. sp. "papagei".


    Make myself clear?
  6. Adoketa

    Adoketa Member 5 Year Member

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    Chris S New Member 5 Year Member

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    The one listed as A. apache looks closer to A. papagei, hard to tell any from the photos though. Doesn't help that I really suck at IDing =)
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    Microman Member 5 Year Member

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    The one listed as "Apache" is A.sp."Masken". Apache has always been the trade name for this species.
    Mark...
  9. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Based on this one photo (of what looks like a female), I can't ID the species. It is a regani-group species, probably eunotus-complex. Other than that I don't know. It doesn't look like A. sp. Papagei. The caudal spot doesn't join the last vertical bar, which is diagnostic for this species.
  10. jose_vogel

    jose_vogel Member 5 Year Member

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    I agree with Mike, the fish in the photo is not A. sp. "papagei".