Paratilapia polleni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Paratilapia polleni
Species Authority: Bleeker, 1868
Common Name(s):
English Marakely
Paratilapia bleekeri Sauvage, 1891
Paratilapia typus (Bleeker, 1878)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii,v) 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)
Paratilapia polleni previously was assessed as Lower Risk, Least Concern. Improved information since then has resulted in it being uplisted to Vulnerable.

Widespread throughout the rivers and lakes of the western and north-eastern slopes of Madagascar. It qualifies as Vulnerable on account of its limited distribution (extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2) and fragmented habitat (mainly due to deforestation of river catchments) which are causing a continued decline in available habitat and the number of mature individuals in the population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1994 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries occurrence:
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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. Paratilapia polleni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T16199A5524446. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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