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H. smithi article translation

Posted By: Francis Lynch <flynch@interaccess.com>
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2001, at 2:13 p.m.

My wife's sister, who runs a German book-importing business, has provided a translation of the German Homaloptera smithi article that Hans called our attention to last week. I find it a bit clearer than the machine translation.

This new hillstream loach was imported from the Mimbon Aquarium. The fish arrived via BSSW member Mark Sackmann of Hamburg for the Loach Section Director in Flensburg. Actually I had simply wanted to pick up 10 freshly imported hillstreams. These were quickly identified as "Homaloptera zollingeri." However, eight examples of the type produced here were still present, which I did not know at the time. They turned out to be "Homaloptera smithi Hora, 1932." According to Rainboth (1996), H. smithi is one of the common types of species i