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Ptychochromis oligacanthus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Ptychochromis oligacanthus
Species Authority: (Bleeker, 1868)
Synonym(s):
Ptychochromis nossibeensis Bleeker, 1868
Taxonomic Notes: Specimens of Tilapia oligacanthus Bleeker, 1868 from Lake Pambilao, Madagascar are described as var. nossibeensis. Valid as Ptychochromis oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1868).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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:
This species' range on the mainland extends from Mananjeba to Sambirano and includes 10 crater lakes on Nosy Be. Its habitat is in reasonably good condition on the mainland and virtually pristine on Nosy Be. It is not heavily fished and is not currently impacted by either exotic predators or competitors. This species is assessed as LC.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Ptychochromis oligacanthus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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