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Started by sbell, June 17, 2015, 02:52:11 AM
Quote from: brontodocus on June 17, 2015, 06:39:30 PMGreat walk-around, Sean! I know it can be tricky to estimate a fish figure's scale. Especially because many fish species have a very wide range of possible adult size since usually growth doesn't stop with reaching sexual maturity. The data given by fishbase is always based on measurements from publications so they should be more or less reliable as long as the data from those publications are correct. For fish figures, I usually use fishbase as a reference and I use the given minimal length at maturity (Lm) as the minimum value and max length as the maximum. So this will cover the entire length range for mature individuals of a given species, at least according to what's been compiled at fishbase. Depending on what larger taxon a fish species belongs to, you'll sometimes find TL (total length) more frequently than SL (standard length, i.e. without fins), like e.g. in salmonids (perhaps because salmonids are frequently caught with intact fins?). Standard length is sometimes preferred in other fish groups (probably because specimens may be sampled with their fins frequently damaged?). As for the maximum length of Parahucho perryi, it seems indeed a bit complicated... I've read the IGFA record is a little over 1 m long so 1 m is a proven maximum length (a photo of the specimen can be seen at fishbase, its TL is given as 101 cm). On the other hand larger specimens have been reported but I guess today they have a smaller chance to reach the approx. 2 m or more that have been reported. Regarding the figure, while it's lovely just like the other Yujin fishes I wish the vertical seam wouldn't be so obvious. The seams are seemingly (or seamingly?) less obvious in the others.
Quote from: sbell on June 17, 2015, 07:04:57 PMAnd it is too bad--and unusual--at how distinct the seam is, because the figure appears, from photos, to be more Huchen-like than even the Aquatales one (that one looks almost like a rainbow trout, to my eye, from some angles). I must say, I'm glad to be heading out of the salmonids after this one...the diversity ramps up from here!