Apistogramma sp. "Macusari", a new species from Peru.
This new A. nijsseni-group fish was discovered earlier this year.
It was found in the Río Tigre drainage, Peru.
Thank you Señor Ausber, for the permission to publish your photos here!
Apistogramma salpinction has been collected.
For the first time ever we are able to publish photos of live specimens of this species.
(We published photos of an A. cf. salpinction in 2011, but that was a different species).
In October this year, Rene Grossklaus and friends collected the true Apistogramma salpinction, at the type locality, in the Rio Trombetas drainage, Pará State, Brazil.
Thank you Rene, for giving permission to publish your photos of the newly collected specimens here!
Apistogramma sp. "D33" has been re-collected.
We discovered the Apistogramma sp. "D33" for the first time in January 2017. This colorful and interesting species has now been collected again, in March/April this year.
A few specimens were shipped to China, and there Vince Pao photographed them, which resulted in some amazing photos
of this species.
Thank you very much, Mr. Pao, for giving me permission to publish some of your wonderful photos here!
Apistogramma sp. "Z16" from Colombia
Another new species from Colombia recently ended up in Japan. Akihiro Shimizu gave it the provisional name A. sp. "Z16", and kindly gave us permission to publish his photos here. Thank you, Mr. Shimizu!
Two males and a female:
These are said to have been collected in the Río Orinoco drainage.
Apistogramma sp. "D65" has been discovered!
A supposed new Apistogramma-species was discovered a few days ago. It was found by Daniel Mejia-Vargas and Ernst van Genne et al. in the Río Caquetá drainage (Colombia).
The fishes will soon arrive in a less stressful environment than a plastic bag, and hopefully they will then show more of their black markings. We will then be back with more photos, and also some taxonomic considerations.
Supposed male and female:
Apistogramma flavipedunculata is finally in the hobby!
We have for the first time photos of live specimens of this exciting species. The fish has very recently arrived in Japan, and Akihiro Shimizu has kindly given us permission to publish his wonderful photos.
Male and female:
Here you may read the scientific description of this species, from 2016
Apistogramma cf. eunotus (Puerto Nariño), Colombia
Those of you who who know Koslowski, 2002: "Die Buntbarsche Amerikas. Band 2: Apistogramma & Co.", may have read in the chapter about Apistogramma sp. "Red-spot/Rotpunkt" (Aquarium Form) (A 106) (Now A. cf. alacrina):
"... Fish entirely identical to this form have been distributed as A. sp. "Puerto Narino" (Glaser & Glaser 1996). The collecting locality data given by Warzel (a Colombian town on the Amazon) is not certain." (translation by Mike Wise).
In an attempt to confirm or deny the existence of an
A. cf. alacrina form near Puerto Nariño on the Amazon River, Apistogramma was recently searched for in this area.
Only one Apistogramma species was found, we call it
A. cf. eunotus (Puerto Nariño):
This is definitely no A. cf. alacrina form, so the mystery lives on: What kind of fish did Warzel find at Puero Nariño, which he believed was an A. cf. alacrina?
Apistogramma sp. "D63" and "D64" from Colombia
In a very remote area, which has never been explored for Apistogramma, two different Apistogramma-species were recently found.
A. sp. "D63"
and a female:
A. sp. "D64"
However: The A. sp. "D63" closely resembles the well known A. sp. "D10", and the A. sp. "D64" is very similar to the beautiful A. sp. "D6"/"Mitú"!
The new ones were collected between 100 - 200 km away from, and in different drainages than the known habitats of the
A. sp. "D10" and the A. sp. "D6"/"Mitú". Are they new species or just representing new locations of the two known species? We don't know. Hopefully, future DNA analyzes will give us some answers.