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Halp! Halp! These NAMES!

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@gte.net>
Date: Friday, 4 September 1998, at 1:26 p.m.

Hey JD and others...could we find out what these names actually mean? What is behind them? Anyone know Latin? LEPTObotia, PARAbotia, superCILIARIS, NeoMACHEILUS? JD, your "name game" could have a new bent to it, eh?! What is the physical differences among these fish? What's the difference between Botia superciliaris and the Parabotias? In my book, Botia superciliaris doesn't even have a Botia-shape. What is it doing in the Genus Botia anyway?

Joe Loach

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