Suggested Fl Jewel Cichlid Scientific Name Change

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Accidental Drum...
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Suggested Fl Jewel Cichlid Scientific Name Change

I was bored and found that the Jewel Cichlids in FL are H. letourneuxi (USGS). Here and other places they are listed as H. bimaculatus. This seems to be because they were found in FL (1965) before the genus had been sorted out (1979) and bimaculatus stuck. 

USGS: https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=457

Also worth noting bimaculatus has a "body almost totally devoid of metallic blue or gold spangling" 

http://www.desertfishes.org/cuatroc/literature/pdf/Loiselle_1992_Hemichr...

 

 

Corey
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Sure, why not

I'll change it.