Paretroplus menarambo Allgayer, 1996

Pinstripe damba, damba menarambo (Malagasy)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: late 1990's

Rediscovered in 2011 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered















Original scientific description:

Allegayer, R. (1996). Description d'une espèce nouvelle du genre Paretroplus Bleeker (Teleostei: Cichlidae) de Madagascar. Revue Francaise des Cichlidophiles 159: 6-20.


Other references:

Andriafidison, D., Jenkins, R.K.B., Loiselle, P.V., McCaskie, T., Rakotoarivelo, A.A., Rahalambomanana, J., Ravelomanana, T., Raminosoa, N. and Saunder, A. (2011). Preliminary fish survey of Lac Tseny in north-western Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation & Development 6(2): 83-87.

Leiss, Laura et al. (2022). Review of threatened Malagasy freshwater fishes in zoos and aquaria: The necessity of an ex situ conservation network—A call for action. Zoo Biology 41: 244-262.

de Rham, P. and Nourissat, J.-C. 2002. Les cichlidés endémiques de Madagascar. Association France Cichlid. Sagrafic, Barcelona, Spain.

Ziegler, Thomas et al. (2020). Keeping and breeding of threatened endemic Malagasy freshwater fishes at Cologne Zoo (Germany): a contribution towards the advancement of a conservation breeding network. Zool. Garten N.F. 88: 123-155.


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