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Paretroplus maromandia : fisheries
Common name (e.g. trout)
Genus + Species (e.g. Gadus morhua)
Male picture by
Artigas Azas, J.M.
Classification / Names
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Name from the Greek 'para' meaning 'on the side of'; in taxonomy it is commonly used in generic names to express similarity or relatedness; in the present case it would mean 'next to
' (S.Kullander, pers.comm. 3/11).
Named for the village and general region from which the species was first collected; the Malagasy prefix maro- translates to many in English, and the Malagasy suffix -mandia means to tread on or to go on a way (= journey) in English; the epithet,
, is used as a noun in apposition (Ref.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: northwestern Madagascar (Ref.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref.
(total): 15 - 16;
: 14 - 16. Diagnosis:
is a member of the deep-bodied clade of
and the only member of the genus, apart from
, in which the entire lateral series of bars is prominent, including in adults; it is the only species of
occurring in western drainages with strong lateral barring (Ref.
is distinguished from
by the presence of lateral bars that extend more or less over the entire flank, from the dorsal-fin base, and sometimes extending onto the fin membrane itself, to the anal-fin base, vs. bars that terminate approximately under the lateral midline and do not extend to the anal-fin base in
; by a greater lateral-line scale count, 39-41 vs. 31-36; fewer gill rakers on the lower limb of the first arch, 10 vs. 11-13; a higher dorsal-fin ray count, 20-23 vs. 15-18; and by bright yellow to greenish-yellow body ground colouration interrupted by seven prominent, solid black vertical bars on the flanks, vs. bars and intervening regions highly speckled/spotted and resembling a chain-link fence, owing to pigmentation pattern in which scale margins are markedly darker than centers in
). In life,
is further distinguished from
by a golden iris, vs. red, and the presence of vivid red pigmentation on the flanks, below the lateral midline (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
, 2008. Phylogeny of the cichlid subfamily Etroplinae and taxonomic revision of the Malagasy cichlid genus
(Teleostei: Cichlidae). Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 314:1-151. (Ref.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref.
(B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed:
02 July 2016
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00670 - 0.04303), b=2.96 (2.75 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic level (Ref.
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
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