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hybrid butterflyfish

Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 9th, 2008, 5:52 am

Here is one the 'popular' hybrids of Chaetodon. C. meyeri x ornatissumus, 8cm.

It denied any foods and soon died.
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Re: new basslet

Postby Prawnman » December 9th, 2008, 8:42 pm

cortez marine wrote:I just caught one of these in Mexico.
I found some ages ago and re-found em 2 weeks ago.
They have never been in the trade.
Serranus soccorensis ...one in hand now!
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That picture is a DEAD ringer, as in exactly the same, as Jerry Allan's picture from page 166 in Kuiter's book "Basslets, Hamlets and their relatives". Did you take it yourself, or poach it and not give Jerry Allen credit?
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Gerald Allen photo of my fish

Postby cortez marine » December 9th, 2008, 10:37 pm

I have some of the real fish in holding and they are mixed up with this wild photo which was clearer.
Its Gerald Allens photo to be sure of my fish caught ages ago.
Gerald Allen photo
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Postby Prawnman » December 10th, 2008, 8:35 pm

It's a picture from the wild so how is that your fish? you caught it seconds later?

Could you please add the credit to the photo in your post, you know how to edit ;)

this is not a first for you, you've done it to me as well and it's really not a cool thing to do. Illegal in fact.
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Postby cortez marine » December 11th, 2008, 1:25 am

Dan Gotshall took the first photos of this new fish in 1985.
I led him to a colony I had seen a year prior. He snapped the pic and I collected the fish and several others.
We took it to Scripps where they pronounced it a new species.
Then they killed it, pickled it and sent it off to be made official.

7-8 years later, Allen and Randal did more work on it and named it not after the discoverer but the island it came from. The discovery was mine...new photo is theirs .
The curator at Scripps told me that they basically stole my fish and omitted the origin of it.
I took several new pics and am trying to load em now...
Gresham has reminded me that its not the discovery of a new species that matters , nor the adventure or the information that I have from watching the fishes behavior but the right protocol for crediting photos.
I will do that and thought the photo was the original by Dan Gotshall whom I just talked to recently over our fish so long ago.

Still, they did steal my fish and that should be illegal if anything.
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Postby joetbs » December 11th, 2008, 1:42 pm

That's why i have 2 unidentified Serranus sp. in formaldehyde on my packing table.
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Recently collected again after 22 years!

Postby cortez marine » December 11th, 2008, 9:39 pm

Here it is...the Soccorro Basslet.
This time its my photo... and you can tell by the poorer quality. Thanks to Gresham for re-sizing it.
Sincerely,
Steve
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Postby Prawnman » December 12th, 2008, 1:37 pm

I left the mandarin in for size reference :)
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Postby Vili_Shark » December 12th, 2008, 5:34 pm

Cool fish
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C. scottorum, male

Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 15th, 2008, 12:13 am

Here is a male Cirrhilabrus scottorum, from Vanuatu, 130mm TL. A quite beautiful species with many color morphs. It probably is one of the most spectacular members in the genus.
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Genicanthus Bellus, 5cm & 15cm

Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 17th, 2008, 12:16 am

Here is a 'pair' of Genicanthus bellus from the Philippines.

It is not a permanent pair but they do well together. The male still
has some colorations of female. The female was 35mm some ten months ago when I got.

It was recently recorded also from Okinawa, s. Japan. [/i]
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A Merry Xmas 2008 !

Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 24th, 2008, 11:54 am

I hope you a Bright, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2009 !

from Hiroyuki
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Re: A Merry Xmas 2008 !

Postby Jacky W » December 26th, 2008, 10:09 am

Hiroyuki Tanaka wrote:I hope you a Bright, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2009 !

from Hiroyuki


Hiroyuki,

Merry X'mas & Happy New Year :lol:
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Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 26th, 2008, 11:10 am

Thanks, Jacky.

My paper with Jack would be out in next January with your great help.
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Postby The Escaped Ape » December 28th, 2008, 11:15 am

Yoi otoshi omukae kudasai Tanaka-san!
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Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 28th, 2008, 6:12 pm

Thanks for your nice message in nearly complete Japanese.

I hope you the happier Year of 2009.

All The Best, Hiroyuki
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Postby The Escaped Ape » December 29th, 2008, 12:01 pm

Apologies it wasn't complete! :oops:

I hope at least the sentiment was clear, if not the linguistic rectitude...
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Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » December 31st, 2008, 1:03 am

Yours is very good. Do not worry. Some of foreign friends wrote to me in Japanese, but all of them state that Japanese is much difficult. I understand.
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Postby The Escaped Ape » December 31st, 2008, 5:17 am

Thank you Tanaka-san.

Sugoku muzakashii desu kedo gambaranakiya ikenai (boku no kanai ga nihonjin de, renshu kikai ga ippai arimasu!).

(It's very difficult, but I must try hard (my wife is Japanese, so I have plenty of opportunities to practise!)

In any case, your English is very good indeed and unfortunately I cannot type in Japanese script on this computer, so maybe we should stick to English! :) Sorry to hijack your thread and thanks for your patience. :oops:
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Here is a new Cirrhilabrus I named

Postby Hiroyuki Tanaka » February 14th, 2009, 5:33 am

 I named a new fish from Indonesia with Dr. John E. Randall and it was described in the latest issue of aqua (Volume 15ã€
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