Ctenopoma - Climbing Gouramies in the Wrong Part of the World?
Description : I found an unusal marine creature in a murky jungle puddle that filled after the rains, and was able (I believe) to identify it as a Ctenopoma. The problem is that the habitat of this type of fish is Asia and Africa (Wikipedia) - and this one lives in that rainwater puddle some 100 meters from the eastern shores of the YUCATAN PENINSULA!
I would much appreciate if anyone can suggest for me a knowledgable saurce of information that can discass and resolve this issue for me.
Have I discovered a new species???:-))
Thanks
By : Paamul Jack
Date/time : 26/06/2015 02:27:52
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Date/Time : 01/07/2015 00:40:52
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Thank you Rudy for clearing this up for me. I looked up images of "tripletail Lobotes surinamensis" and the images are practically identical, so that should satisfy my curiousity. Also, that little puddle is surrounded by mangroves. I still, however, find it a mystery as to HOW this fish got there, as this puddle is just a depression in the ground that was bone dry before it filled up with a few hours of rain.
BTW, the puddle started drying up and I have not seen him there for several days now.
Thanks again, and feel free to fill me in if you come up with more info
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Date/Time : 26/06/2015 12:19:22
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This is the tripletail Lobotes surinamensis. Stunning coloration. I have only seen this in dark coloration in mangrove areas. No new species this time, but keep looking :
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