If you recall my post back in February about trying to interview Dr. Henrique Varella from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, you’ll remember I said I was going to try to reach him again. I communicated with him over a year ago and we couldn’t make the interview happen for a variety of logistical reasons.
After a couple of recent e-mail exchanges, Dr. Varella again agreed to an interview. I composed a few questions and sent them to him, so I hope we can get this done soon.
If you’re not familiar with Dr. Varella, he is a prolific researcher in Brazil. He has discovered and formally named several cichlid species, including two recent ones from the genus Crenicichla. His most recent is the formal description of the Crenicichla sp. ‘Xingu III’ cichlid (Crenicichla dandara), which you can read a little more about here.