Ptychochromoides

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Ptychochromoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Ptychochrominae
Genus: Ptychochromoides
Kiener & Maugé, 1966
Type species
Tilapia betsileana
Boulenger, 1899
Species

3, see text

Ptychochromoides is a genus of cichlids endemic to Madagascar. Of the three described species, two are critically endangered[1][2] and one was considered extinct until rediscovered in late 2010.[3]

Species[edit]

The genus formerly included Katria katria, which was moved to its own genus in 2006.[4] There are currently three recognized species in Ptychochromoides:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop 2004 (2004). "Ptychochromoides betsileanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop 2004 (2004). "Ptychochromoides vondrozo". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ Toronto Zoo (2010). Mad Fishes 2010 – Fish conservation with Tim McCaskie in Madagascar. Accessed 14 July 2011
  4. ^ Stiassny, M., and Sparks, J. S. (2006). Phylogeny and Taxonomic Revision of the endemic Malagasy genus Ptychochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with the description of five new species and a diagnosis for Katria, new genus. American Museum Novitates 3535
  5. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). Species of Ptychochromoides in FishBase. June 2014 version.