Three new Corydoradinae species coded

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Ian Fuller announced on Corydoras World that three new Corydoradinae species were coded today. Until these species are formally described and named it is not certain that they are distinct species rather than geographical variants of an existing distinct species. Photos below from Ian, in the order Aspidoras sp. CW188, Corydoras sp. CW189 and Corydoras sp. CW190.
 

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It would be nicer if they had names, how would you like to be referred to as BH042.

If they are a new distinct species, they will be named when they are described. Until then, the coding identifies them which is certainly far superior to names. These may or may not turn out to be distinct species. This system is not only used with Corydoradinae species, a similar coding is used for the loricariids, there it is an "L" number.

Explorers and collectors are entering many areas of Amazonia that have never seen humans before, not even indigenous peoples. And these explorers are finding fish that appear to be different from the known species. Coding them is the best way of keeping some form of order until the biologists and ichthyologists can properly describe them. External differences may or may not be indicative of different species. Just the other day I posted a thread on the new species Corydoras fulleri, which applies to C115 and C116 which initially were thought might be two species because of the external pattern difference but turned out to be the same species with a variation in pattern.
 

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