Adult in the aquarium
An adult of Paretroplus dambabe in the aquarium of Michael Negrini [France].Photo by Michael Negrini. (28-Oct-2007). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Etroplinae

Genus
Paretroplus

Group
High bodied

Status
valid


Last updated on:
13-Oct-2009

Paretroplus dambabe Sparks, 2002


Original description as Paretroplus dambabe:

ZooBank:97BBFFA5-D9CA-4003-A694-C8A4C9D33C57.

  • Sparks, John S.. 2002. "Paretroplus dambabe, a new cichlid fish (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from northwestern Madagascar, with a discussion on the status of P. petiti". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. pp. 546-563 (crc00197)
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Conservation: Paretroplus dambabe is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2016). The Kinkony basin is moderately to highly disturbed and degraded. Seasonally, fishing pressure is very high. According to local fishermen the new species has suffered a severe decline in abundance in recent years. Much of the basin has been converted for rice cultivation and grazing of livestock. Little original riparian vegetation remains in the basin (Sparks, 2002).

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