Pachypanchax sparksorum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Aplocheilidae

Scientific Name: Pachypanchax sparksorum
Species Authority: Loiselle, 2006
Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Anjingo'
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. and Van der Laan, R. (eds). 2016. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 2 May 2016. Available at: (Accessed: 2 May 2016).
Taxonomic Notes: This species appeared on the IUCN Red List as Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Anjingo' until 2016. This species was formally described as Pachypanchax sparksorum in Loiselle (2006). An updated Red List assessment has been created to reflect this change.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,iii,v)+2ab(i,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2004-05-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Loiselle, P.V. & Participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Reviewer(s): Stiassny, M., Sparks, J.S. & Darwall, W.R.T.
This species is reported from the Anjingo river basin in northwest Madagascar. This species has a restricted range (extent of occurrence being less than 5,000 km2, area of occupancy of less than 500 km2), and is found at a only two locations within the Anjingo river basin. Habitat loss due to deforestation of the catchment is causing an ongoing decline in extent of occurrence, area of occupancy and in the number of mature individuals. This species is assessed as Endangered.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Citation: Loiselle, P.V. & Participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2016. Pachypanchax sparksorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44483A96301965. . Downloaded on 06 December 2016.
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