Localities assigned (and mapped) to species in their profiles now show the reference that we use for the assignment, be a picture at the locality, a video, a reference, or a museum collection record. In this way, we can improve the soundness of the data. In a similar way, the localities profiles show an option to list the species by reference, which in the same manner shows the references for the assignment of a species to the given locality.
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Following Artigas Azas (2020:10) we now list Kinichthys as a junior synonym of Cincelichthys.
You can now activate your public profile page with your favorite species and social media information by checking 'Activate public profile' in your user editing form. The URL for your public profile will be then given in your user information for you to share.
A table with the number of species in the cichlids catalog, tabulated by family, geographic area and taxonomic status is now available.
For our mobile users now we have Quick Response Code images at the bottom of each site document, this way you can easily scan it from a screen and open the document in your mobile devices.
Given the increasing number of people accessing the site from mobile devices, we have worked during the past couple of weeks to make it 100% mobile friendly, something we have achieved today. Enjoy!.
We adopt in the cichlid catalog most of the general proposed by McMahan et all in 2015: Chiapaheros, Cincelichthys, Kihnichthys, Maskaheros, Mesoheros, Rheoheros and Trichromis for Central American cichlids (or from Central American origin in the case of Mesoheros). For the time being we reserve the use of Oscura until more support for it is available. We also synonymize Nosferatu with Herichthys following Mejia (2015). At this point with the available support (e.g. McMahan et all, 2005) we adopt the synonymy of Paratheraps with Vieja proposed by Allgayer (1991) because we believe a good degree of support and nomenclature stability has been achieved.
We now offer alternative distribution maps for species. When we have more than one map that covers part or the whole of the distribution for one species, that map will be listed as an alternative map as a link under the active distribution map for the species, by clicking on it the alternative map can be obtained.
In the genera distribution maps, you can now select the species for which you want to plot their distributions on the map.
The bibliography for a species now inherits those references that deal with its junior synonyms. To flag inherited references a trailing text has been added to each of them: The text “Referring to …” gives the indication that the paper refers to the species as its junior synonym (or any of its historic name combinations). The text “Referring also …” gives the indication that the junior synonym (or any of its historic name combinations) is treated in the paper in addition to the currently accepted name. An example of the latter is a paper proposing the synonymy of one species to another, in this case both proposed synonyms (junior and senior) are treated in the same paper.
A new utility is available starting today that allows you to compare two fish pictures side-by-side. All you have to do is click on the pin icon in the caption of any fish picture, navigate the site and click on the now balance icon in the caption of a second picture, this last action will take you to the comparison page.
A new report is offered in each species profile to show a list of species that inhabit syntopically (at the same place). The list of syntopic species is based on the locality assignment for each one of them, and hence will be in many cases incomplete, but we will improve it every day. The report is available by clicking on a new tab 'syntopic' in each species profile (present when syntopic species are available).
Based on Howell D.C & M. Martin, S.A. Webb. (2008) and other subsequent studies, we have decided to move Characodon audax to the synonymy of C. lateralis.
In order to provide a better overview of the localities where a given species inhabits, we have provided a new report with the illustrated localities we have for a certain species. It is found as a new tab ‘localities’ in each species profile, separated from the ‘map’ tab, that shows the distribution on a map and the supporting authoritative references. When you click on a thumb of a locality picture in the new report, you get redirected to the locality page, where you find (if available) more pictures, information and species that inhabit the selected locality.
Species distribution maps now classify localities according to the status of the species, green for native, red for exotic, black for extinct, yellow for type locality.
Beginning today, we have established a self-signed certificate to optionally establish secure communications between your computer and the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico site. The purpose of this certificate is not to have an authority to guarantee you that you have connected to the real site (just as it is now), but to securely encrypt the communications between you and our servers. To be able to take advantage of this certificate all you have to do is use the prefix https:// instead of the regular http:// prefix when connecting to the Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. As the certificate is self-signed, your browser won’t recognize us as authority and will warn you about it, all you have to do then is to accept the certificate and ask the browser to remember the action. Once you have connected, all your browsing in the site will be encrypted. I hope this functionality can be of use to you.