The Scientific Name

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

  1. Asaflame

    Asaflame Valued Member Member

    Scientific names the jack Dempsey might go by in my book I can't find it large American Cichlid's II by Wolfgang
     
  2. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Rocio octofasciata
     
  3. mac12340

    mac12340 Valued Member Member

    it's Rocio octofasciata.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Asaflame

    Asaflame Valued Member Member

    That one isn't in the book
     
  5. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    The genus classification has been changed countless times.

    It was formerly known and nandopsis octofasciata and cichlasoma octofasciata(um)
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Asaflame

    Asaflame Valued Member Member

    Any scientific names from around 1940
     
  7. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    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. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

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




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