Pachypanchax sakaramyi 


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
Needs updating
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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2004. Pachypanchax sakaramyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T15839A5198145. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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