Ptychochromoides vondrozo

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Ptychochromoides vondrozo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Ptychochromoides
Species: P. vondrozo
Binomial name
Ptychochromoides vondrozo
Sparks & Reinthal, 2001

Ptychochromoides vondrozo is a critically endangered species of cichlid endemic to the Mananara-sud river and its tributaries near Vondrozo in southeastern Madagascar.[1] These are deep and moderate to fast-flowing.[2] Its entire range covers less than 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi), which makes it highly threatened from continued sedimentation caused by deforestation.[1] It is also threatened by other species that have been introduced to the region.[1] It reaches a length of 20.4 centimetres (8.0 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d 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. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Ptychochromoides vondrozo" in FishBase. April 2013 version.