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Species ID?

What species are we thinking this is?

Species ID?
Darkrachnid, Feb 10, 2019
    • Greasylake
      Pamphobeteus sp.
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    • Darkrachnid
      Now I’m new to the hobby and truly enjoy it. I was told it is a Pamphobeteus sp. cascada; what’s that actually referring to?

      Thank you for for your response!
    • Greasylake
      Cascada refers to the area the species was first collected from. Until more species in the genus are described they are referred to by their locality.
    • Darkrachnid
      Thanks Greasy!
    • korg
      It's probably Pamphobeteus sp. "cascada" then...

      When species are not yet scientifically described (that is, they don't have an official Latin species name) they are often given informal names in the hobby based on where they were collected/where they're from. There's a Pamphobeteus sp. "Machala," for example, that is not scientifically described but is the the genus Pamphobeteus and was collected near the Ecuadorean city of Machala. Pamphobeteus sp. "cascada" is also not scientifically described yet and must be from some locality near a waterfall or maybe a town named Cascada.
    • Darkrachnid
      Thanks for the break down Korg!

      Definitely good information to be aware of.
    • antinous
      Pamphobeteus sp. 'Cascada' was collected near a waterfall. Love this species, quite feisty, find the hairs a bit more irritating than other Pamphos. Pro tip: all of the typical 'Christmas tree' patterned Pamphobeteus are from Ecuador.
    • Greasylake
      @antinous Ecuador has quite a few waterfalls, naming it after a waterfall doesn't narrow the range down at all lol.
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