|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
||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)