Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996
photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Etroplinae
Max. size:  16.68 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic,
Distribution:  Africa: Sofia River basin in Madagascar (Ref. 78623).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 7-9; Anal soft rays: 15-17. Diagnosis: A member of the deep-bodied clade of Paretroplus and distinguished from all congeners by the presence of a pinstriped lateral pigmentation pattern comprising numerous longitudinal series of prominent black spots on the flanks, owing to the presence of one large spot on each scale; Paretroplus is also unique among congeners in possessing a conspicuous black interorbital stripe and suborbital blotch (Ref. 78623).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 26 June 2016 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.04.01
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 13.02.18

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