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Paretroplus polyactis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Paretroplus polyactis
Species Authority: 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
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:
Paretroplus polyactis previously was listed as Lower Risk, least concern. Improved information since then has resulted in the species being uplisted to Vulnerable.

Distributed throughout many rivers of the eastern slopes of Madagascar. The estimated extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and the population is fragmented. There is a continued decline in extent of occurrence, area of occupancy and the number of mature individuals due to habitat loss from deforestation in the water catchments, and overfishing. This species is assessed as Vulnerable.

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. Paretroplus polyactis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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