Pachypanchax sparksorum Loiselle, 2006
Pachypanchax sparksorum
photo by Loiselle, P.V.

Family:  Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)
Max. size:  5.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.8 - 7
Distribution:  Africa: Streams flowing into the Ankofia River and from its principal tributary, the Anjingo in Madagascar (Ref. 57724).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow areas of rivers where it seeks shelter along the banks or among rocks. Feeds on small shrimps and terrestrial and aquatic insects. Preyed upon by aquatic insects and fish-eating birds (Ref. 57724).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 17 June 2016 (B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.12.06

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