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Native goodeids from central Mexico


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#1 BenCantrell

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:56 PM

Two weeks ago NANFA members Konrad Schmidt, Brian Stefansky, Ryan Crutchfield, John Lyons, and I, as well as several goodeid aquarium enthusiasts, made a trip to central Mexico to see goodeids in their native habitat.  We weren't sure how much hook & line fishing we would get to do, but it ended up being quite a bit.  I don't have a report ready yet, but I thought I'd share some of the photos of my hook & line caught goodeids.
 
Darkedged Splitfin (Girardinichthys multiradiatus) - male, I think
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Blackfin Splitfin (Goodea atripinnis) - male
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Blackfin Splitfin (Goodea atripinnis) - female
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Blackfin Splitfin (Goodea atripinnis) - female (different population)
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Picotee Splitfin (Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis) - male
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Picotee Splitfin (Zoogoneticus quitzeoensis) - female
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Barred Splitfin (Chapalichthys encaustus) - male
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Barred Splitfin (Chapalichthys encaustus) - female
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#2 BenCantrell

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:57 PM

Spotted Splitfin (Skiffia multipunctata) - female
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Bulldog Splitfin (Alloophorus robustus) - male
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Bulldog Splitfin (Alloophorus robustus) - female
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Butterfly Splitfin (Ameca splendens) - male
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Butterfly Splitfin (Ameca splendens) - female
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Cuitzeo Splitfin (Xenotoca cf. variata) - male
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Cuitzeo Splitfin (Xenotoca cf. variata) - female
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Sorry I don't have a report to go with the photos yet.  It's in the works!


#3 MtFallsTodd

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

Great pics, can't wait for the report.
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#4 itsme

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

Awesome!  Let me know next time!

 

Mark



#5 mattknepley

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Too. Dang. Cool!
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#6 davidtec

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:23 PM

Great stuff Ben and great photos!  What camera are you using to take these photos?  Point and shoot? 



#7 BenCantrell

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:29 PM

Great stuff Ben and great photos!  What camera are you using to take these photos?  Point and shoot? 

 

Thanks! (And thanks to the others above as well!)  I have a waterproof Sony Cybershot.  It does take good closeup photos, but to be honest it's really hit or miss.  Years ago Uland Thomas gave me the advice to take at least 10 photos of every fish I catch.  Best advice I ever received.  It's scary when I go through photos after a trip and find 9 out of focus and only 1 good one.



#8 zooxanthellae

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:39 PM

Wow! Looking forward to the writeup! 



#9 Chasmodes

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:56 AM

Very cool Ben!


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#10 gerald

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:48 PM

Thanks!  Nice shots of a family that most of us don't get to see much, especially wild ones.


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#11 truecrimson

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:46 PM

Thanks! (And thanks to the others above as well!)  I have a waterproof Sony Cybershot.  It does take good closeup photos, but to be honest it's really hit or miss.  Years ago Uland Thomas gave me the advice to take at least 10 photos of every fish I catch.  Best advice I ever received.  It's scary when I go through photos after a trip and find 9 out of focus and only 1 good one.

My wife yells at me all the time for taking a bunch of the same pic. But like you said there is 1 good one in the middle of 9 that aren't quite right.

Great pics of great fish. Now I want some of these. Dammit. You guys are a bad influence ;)

#12 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:45 PM

Cool stuff, Ben. Nice to see something different.

#13 mattknepley

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

If I only had to take 10 to get one good picture my memory cards would be so much easier to navigate. I quite often hold onto several of the mediocre ones in case there may be a detail I overlook that would prove useful later that is readily visible in the cruddy picture but hidden in an otherwise good one. I too receive spousal chiding. But since she's otherwise pretty darn fish habit-enabling, it's a small price to pay.
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#14 BenCantrell

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:17 AM

If I only had to take 10 to get one good picture my memory cards would be so much easier to navigate. I quite often hold onto several of the mediocre ones in case there may be a detail I overlook that would prove useful later that is readily visible in the cruddy picture but hidden in an otherwise good one. I too receive spousal chiding. But since she's otherwise pretty darn fish habit-enabling, it's a small price to pay.

 

I do the same, and a good example is the pectoral fin moving around.  If it's sticking out - pointed directly at the camera - then there's no way to count rays.  Sometimes I have a great photo of a fish with the fin sticking out, and a crummy one with the fin lying flat where I can count rays.



#15 gerald

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

And there's Isaac who can merge all the best details of every pic into one   |;>)


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