The Scientific Name

Discussion in 'Jack Dempsey' started by Asaflame, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. AsaflameValued MemberMember

    Scientific names the jack Dempsey might go by in my book I can't find it large American Cichlid's II by Wolfgang
  2. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Rocio octofasciata

  3. mac12340Valued MemberMember

    it's Rocio octofasciata.
  4. AsaflameValued MemberMember

    That one isn't in the book
  5. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    The genus classification has been changed countless times.

    It was formerly known and nandopsis octofasciata and cichlasoma octofasciata(um)
  6. AsaflameValued MemberMember

    Any scientific names from around 1940
  7. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    The only I can find online are the following:

    "Heros octofasciatus Regan, 1903
    Archocentrus octofasciatus (Regan, 1903)
    Cichlasoma octofasciatum (Regan, 1903)
    Nandopsis octofasciata (Regan, 1903)
    Cichlasoma hedricki Meek, 1904
    Cichlosoma biocellatum Regan, 1909"
  8. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    In the 1940s, I'd guess that the most likely name used was Cichlasoma biocellatum. I have a book from the 1960s that still used that name. Researchers found the correct species name, octofasciatum, in the 1970s. The genus has changed a couple of times since then.
  9. Redshark1Fishlore VIPMember

    Perhaps time to purchase a new book, or check out this new equivalent called interweb.

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