Ptychochromoides itasy Sparks, 2004



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1960's

Rediscovered in 2011

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lake Itasy, Madagascar












Original scientific description:

Sparks, John S. (2004). A new and presumably extinct species of Ptychochromoides (Telostei: Perciformes: Cichlidae) from central Madagascar. Zootaxa 524: 1-15. [Abstract]


Other references:

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.

Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. (2004). Ptychochromoides itasy. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 25 May 2014.

Sparks, John S., Loiselle, Paul V. and Baldwin, Zachary H. (2012). Rediscovery and phylogenetic placement of the endemic Malagasy cichlid Ptychochromoides itasy (Teleostei: Cichlidae: Ptychochrominae). Zootaxa 3352: 17-24. [Abstract]


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