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Paretroplus maromandia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Paretroplus maromandia
Species Authority: Sparks & Reinthal, 1989
Taxonomic Notes: Note the species name is maromandia not maromamdia (see FishBase).

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:
This species is known from the Andanomalaza and Maevarano river basins in north western Madagascar. It has an estimated extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km² and is limited to two, possibly three, locations in a highly fragmented habitat. Habitat loss/decline due to deforestation continues and the species is also impacted by competition and predation from introduced exotic fish species. The species is assessed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Paretroplus maromandia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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