Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza'
||Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Varatraza'
||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.
|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)
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.
Habitat and Ecology