|Scientific Name:||Pachypanchax varatraza|
|Species Authority:||Loiselle, 2006|
Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza'
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Loiselle, P.V. 2006. A review of the Malagasy Pachypanchax (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae), with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1366: 1-44.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was submitted as Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Menambery' and subsequently changed to Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza' on recommendation of Paul Loiselle and published on The IUCN Red List in 2004. The species was subsequently formally described and named (Loiselle 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1|
|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)|
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.
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|Range Description:||Endemic to Madagascar.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Citation:||Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2016. Pachypanchax varatraza. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44485A90109592.Downloaded on 23 July 2016.|
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