Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Betsiboka'
||Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Betsiboka'
||Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.
|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)
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.
Habitat and Ecology