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Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Betsiboka'

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINODONTIFORMES APLOCHEILIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Betsiboka'
Taxonomic Notes: Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii) 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 is an undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Recorded from rivers on the western slopes of Madagascar from the Betsiboka-Kamoro basin to the Tsiribihina and including Lac Kinkonyi. The Kamoro and Mahavavy du Sud subpopulations are robust and effectively unimpacted by either habitat degradation or exotic competitors and/or predators. However, the Betsiboka/Ikopa subpopulations are impacted by loss of habitat and decline in habitat quality due to deforestation. With an extent of occurrence of less than 20,000 km², fewer than 10 known locations, and ongoing habitat degradation. 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: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Betsiboka'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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