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M. altispinosus

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by mummymonkey, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. mummymonkey

    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    What is the range of altispinosus? The latest Datz (South American Dwarf Cichlids) gives Bolivia whilst everywhere else that I can see says both Bolivia & Brazil. Are there any other references I can cite in support of the former view or are they alone in this opinion?
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Many of the older books consider the Brazilian species Mikrogeophagus sp. Zweifleck/Two-patch to be the same as M. altispinosus. It is a very different species.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Forgot to include the distribution: Koslowski (2002) lists only collecting localities in the upper Río Mamoré drainage: between Trinidad & San Bajora, in the south, to San Joaquin and San Ramón in the north - all in Bolivia.
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    mummymonkey Member 5 Year Member

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    Okay thanks Mike. Just looking for some more references to support my wikipedia contribution. My edits were reverted because fishbase says altispinosus is found in Brazil.