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Paretroplus damii - front

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

This fish, collected from a river basin in Malagasy, was used by Bleeker for his description of a different species: Peretroplus polyactis. It was discovered only recently that this particular specimen is a member of the Paretroplus species Bleeker named after one of its collectors, Douwe van Dam (1827–1898). Together with François Pollen (1842–1886), Van Dam travelled to Malagasy to collect insects, fish, birds and mammals for the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden.

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  • Title: Paretroplus damii - front
  • Rights: Naturalis Biodiversity Center / CC-BY 4.0
  • Wetenschappelijke naam: Paretroplus damii
  • Registratienummer : RMNH.PISC.4478

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