Paretroplus sp. nov. 'Sofia'
||Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva.
|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, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva. Known from the Sofia and Ankofia river basins, Madagascar. This species has an estimated extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km² and area of occupancy of less than 500 km². It is found at less than five locations and suffers continued decline in habitat extent and quality due to deforestation, dam construction, introduced exotic species and fishing. On this basis it is assessed as Endangered.
Habitat and Ecology