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Discussion in 'Beginners Corner' started by rr16, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. rr16

    rr16 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi (this is probably aimed at Mike),
    I know the question has probably been asked a million times, but which books are best and are they available on ebay? Also, how easy is it to get hold of journal articles describing each species? I've seen links to a few, but not always able to access as I don't have access to scientific journals these days (used to love those uni days!). in particular, at the moment I am after the species description by Romer for A. panduro, but when I copied and pasted the link from Tom's site it came up with not the right page, so am guessing it's not easily available anymore. Apologies if I'm asking daft questions.
    Cheers.
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Not really a daft question. Yes, there are many threads covering this topic. Just do a search here. As for scientific descriptions, many are available on line, but many are not and still copyrighted. For open source copies go to the Biodiversity Heritage Library web site. Others you'll have to 'scrounge' a bit, like I did. I think I've got all of the original descriptions for every species and most synonym.It has taken 35 years of scrounging to do this. As for A. panduro, the description, together with A. atahualpa, is available to members of the American Cichlid Association in their journal's (Buntbarsche Bulletin) archive.
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    rr16 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Mike
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    regani Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Scientific articles that require a subscription may be available through a university library either online or in person. You don't necessarily need to be a student but can sign in as a guest.
    If you don't know the exact title article or the journal the librarians will be able to help you
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    JSTOR, which provides Copeia and other journals online, allows anybody to create a free account and read up to three articles at a time, for 2 weeks. They will of course tempt you to get an unlimited paid subscription.
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    Free journals with articles on Apistogramma:
    Vertebrate zoology
    Neotropical Ichthyology

    other journals (easier to reach with an academic subscription):
    Boletim do Instituto de Pesca
    Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters
    Zootaxa

    this is not a systematic search (just something I browsed this morning). those member with more structured knowledge on apisto can expand the list.

    Teo