Paretroplus petiti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Paretroplus petiti
Species Authority: Pellegrin, 1929
Common Name(s):
English Kotso

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Paretroplus petiti previously was listed as Critically Endangered. Taxonomic research on this species and P. dambabe resulted in the status of P. petiti being downgraded to Data Deficient for now.

This species is known only from the holotype, a juvenile specimen. Historically, the nomen P. petiti has been erroneously applied to the recently described P. dambabe, a very different species. Attempts to collect additional material of P. petiti in 2002 and 2003 were unsuccessful due to uncertainty regarding the type locality. Pending resolution of these difficulties this species is best classified as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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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. Paretroplus petiti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T16237A5580809. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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