Ps/ annulatus Harbel, Monrovia

Firestone Plantation

Harbel is a town in Margibi County, Liberia. It lies along the Farmington River, about 15 miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. It was named for the founder of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Harvey S. Firestone, and his wife, Idabelle. Since 1926, Harbel has been home to a massive natural rubber plantation which is still operated by the Firestone subsidiary of Bridgestone.

Roberts International Airport is 2 miles southwest of Harbel.

Many importations of ANN were listed as "ANN Firestone Plantation". The name is synonymous with "Harbel".



Copr_2002_Tony_Terceira, Epiplatys annulatus : Monrovia


Blue doral, ran in the anal fin, red pectorals. More prevalent in wild fish, the red seems to fade or rather, it's not too intense these days in captive bred fish it seems.

Monrovia is the capital city of the West African nation of Liberia. Located on the Atlantic Coast at Cape Mesurado, it lies within Montserrado County, the most populous county in Liberia. The metropolitan area, with a population of 1,010,970 in the Greater Monrovia District as of the 2008 census, contains 29% of the total population of Liberia and is the country's most populous city. Monrovia is the cultural, political and financial hub for the entire country.

Founded in 1822, Monrovia is named in honor of U.S. President James Monroe, a prominent supporter of the colonization of Liberia.

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