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Pachypanchax sakaramyi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINODONTIFORMES APLOCHEILIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachypanchax sakaramyi
Species Authority: (Holly, 1928)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,iii)+2ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Reviewer/s: Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Pachypanchax sakaramyi previously was listed as Vulnerable. Improved information since then has resulted in it being uplisted to Critically Endangered.

A visit to Joffreville in 2001 revealed that the upper reaches of the Sakaramy River has been effectively de-watered by diversion of the river’s headwaters, for domestic use by local residents. This last riverine subpopulation of P. sakaramyi exists only as a few fish surviving in puddles fed by the leaking water pipe. This species is reputed to occur in Lac Texier and one other low altitude crater lake, both of which are located inside the boundaries of Montagne d’Ambre National Park. However, these habitats have not been sampled since the late 1950’s and nothing is known of the current status of these populations. In light of these observations this species is assessed as Critically Endangered.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater
Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Pachypanchax sakaramyi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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