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Paretroplus gymnopreopercularis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES CICHLIDAE

Scientific Name: Paretroplus gymnopreopercularis
Species Authority: Sparks, 2008
Synonym(s):
Paretroplus sp. nov. 'Sofia'
Taxonomic Notes: Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,iii)+2ab(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 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.

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 gymnopreopercularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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