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Anyone who has Dr. Axelrod's Atals 9th edition (The blue one)

Posted By: Mike Ophir <ophir@wn.net>
Date: Tuesday, 28 September 1999, at 7:31 p.m.

Last night had a little free time and sat down to look over Dr. Axelrod's 9th edition atlas. I know this has been discussed before. On page 897, photo #2 is a picture of a Green Botia species. I have counted the dorsal rays in it and I counted 10 of them. I then counted the amount of dorsal rays in the 2 pictures of true Botia Morleti on the opposite side of the page and I counted 9 dorsal rays. Also, the pic with the "Green" Botia has a much more different body shape than B. Morleti. The head of it is more like a Lecontei or Hyemenophysa. This Loach lacks a black dorsal st