Adult from Ajinjo River
Ptychochromis inornatus taken in Jean Claude's Nourissat aquarium in Soill?s [France], in 1994. One of the first specimens caught by Patrick de Rham and Jean-Claude in 1992 in the anjingo river (under the bridge on the road antsohihy-Baleana).Photo by Philippe Burnel. determiner Patrick de Rham

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Ptychochrominae

Genus
Ptychochromis

Status
valid


Last updated on:
31-Aug-2008

Ptychochromis inornatus Sparks, 2002


Original description as Ptychochromis inornatus:

ZooBank:21AAE7F0-3D77-48C6-B000-A56220062FD2.

  • Sparks, John S.. 2002. "Ptychochromis inornatus: A New Cichlid (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Northwestern Madagascar, with a discussion of intrageneric variation in Ptychochromis". Copeia. v. 2002 (n. 1), pp. 120-130 (crc00299) (abstract)
cares

Conservation: Ptychochromis inornatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2016). Nowhere is Ptychochromis inornatus abundant within its restricted range. The Ankofia and Anjingo river basins are moderately to highly disturbed and degraded throughout much of their course, with little original forest remaining. The small Bora Special Reserve represents the last remaining forested area in the immediate region. Ptychochromis inornatus was found to be relatively more common in the small Bemahavony River within the forested reserve than in the surrounding larger river channels. Lake Andrapongy is subject to high fishing pressure, agricultural conversion of a significant portion of the basin for rice cultivation, and the impact of several nearby villages (Stiassny & Sparks, 2006).

Please login to view the full profile. See this and all other species profiles, pictures and videos by becoming a subscriber of the Cichlid Room Companion. Become a subscriber and get a free book the same value of your membership!you can also open the full profile for everyone to see by sponsor this cichlid species and support the cichlid room companion