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Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza'

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINODONTIFORMES APLOCHEILIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza'
Taxonomic Notes: Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History. Submitted as Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Menambery' and subsequently changed to Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza' on recommendation of Paul Loiselle.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,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:
Undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History. This species has been recorded from rivers on the eastern slopes of Madagascar from the Manambato to the Ampanobe. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km²), and is known from less than five locations. With habitat degradation (deforestation of the catchment area) also reported in some parts of its range this species is assessed as Endangered.

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. 'Varatraza'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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