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Koi Carp

Observed: 16th March 2011 By: chrisbrooks
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Koi Carp
    Likely ID
    Koi Carp (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 7 People
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      Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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    • corylus
      Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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      Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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    • rimo
      Bumblebee Conservation TrustUK Ladybird Survey
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      Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Chris I am viewing this via the Global Community. The ID panel is incomplete (a dictionary issue) as if you didn't know!
Just now I experimented with the name Koi - the Drop Down offered Cyprinus carpio carpio which is a name widely recognised by researchers (but is not be the same fish!).
Also available in the drop-down is Pseudosphromenus cupanus (stupidly).
Changing my community (to UK&I), I was offered, like you I guess - nothing!
Forcing Cyprinus carpio haematopterus as I expect you did, the post somehow flounders because it is not in the UKSI dictionary.
Cyprinus carpio haematopterus is in the CoL dictionary but because your post is UK based (not Global) is just accepts it blindly.
Why should I bore you with this?
Well, for one, another post has appeared
and I am also interested in the Global Bug (which this is not) and might try to convince Admin that we should be able to choose which dictionary to use or that UKSI and Col should somehow be integrated - perhaps!

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Hi Derek, I totally accept your point and I did force in the name as you suspected. I found using the two dictionaries very frustrating and I have to admit I gave up viewing global postings some time ago. I found the CoL dictionary very hard work in that it did not accept many well known common names.