Talk:Paedocypris progenetica

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Against merging. The two articles should remain separate due to the special nature of Paedocypris progenetica. It's currently the smallest known fish in the world, and deserves its own article.--85.49.234.93 18:13, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Whether P.progenetica is the smallest fish is debatable - see here for description of Photocorynus spiniceps (6.2 mm) Lejean2000 17:10, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

P. progenetica is described as the smallest species. P. spiniceps has small male individuals but the females reach 50.5 mm, 5-6 times larger than the largest documented P. progenetica - see [1] for comparison of the two species side by side.

Paedocypris progenetica?[edit]

What is the literal meaning of Paedocypris progenetica? Latin anyone? --anirudh 16:13, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

The explanation from the paper describing this species is this:

(iii) Etymology

Paideios (Greek), children; Cypris (Greek), Venus, common suffix for cyprinid genera; gender feminine.

and

Progenetica, progenetic; an adjective.

Isfisk 18:18, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks :-) could you mention the source? you talked of a paper. Do you have the link? --anirudh 05:32, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi. Its the paper mentioned in the article under references from Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Isfisk 09:11, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Oh! :-D I had checked that link before, but I saw the login page and I left it there. --anirudh 04:40, 13 July 2006 (UTC)