Tuesday May 9th 2023
is our next meeting at the Maclure Library in Pittsford. We will meet from 7 - 9 pm.
We will be having Shane Linder speaking on
Collecting in Venezuela and Colombia
From the high Andes, through the vast llanos to the Orinoco and Magdalena river system discover the massive diversity of catfishes found throughout Venezuela and Colombia.
Come join us all are welcome.
Shane Linder is the "Shane" behind Planetcatfish.com's Shane World. Shane's World houses well over 150 articles by various catfish experts making it the largest such resource known to exist. Shane is also a frequent contributor to several US and international aquarium periodicals and has been a guest speaker at numerous fish conventions in the US and Europe. He was a member of the National Science Foundation's All Catfish Species Inventory a global consortium of taxonomists & systematists, which from 2003 to 2009 attempted to facilitate the discovery, description & dissemination of knowledge of all catfish species (spoiler alert... there were too many to describe). From 2000-2020 Shane lived and collected fishes extensively in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, South Africa, Uganda and Nigeria. He has made additional collecting expeditions into Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
Refreshments as usual.