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Paretroplus dambabe Sparks, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Cichlidae (Cichlids) > Etroplinae
Etymology: Paretroplus: 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 Etroplus' (S.Kullander, pers.comm. 3/11).;  dambabe: Dambabe (pronounced dambah bay), a Malagasy word that translates as large or big damba, in reference to the comparatively large size attained by this species relative to other members of the genus; damba is the Malagasy name that is used to refer to a number of species of Paretroplus in northwestern Madagascar, and be translates as big or large in Malagasy; specific epithet used as a noun in apposition (Ref. 117174).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Lake Kinkony and Mahavavy Sud River in Madagascar (Ref. 78623, 117174).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117174)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 8-10; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Diagnosis: A member of the deep-bodied clade of Paretroplus and distinguished from congeners, in preservative, by pale yellow to golden body colouration in combination with a series of six or seven faint to barely discernable, particularly in adults, vertical, dark-olive bars on the flank, and in the possession of uniform gray or charcoal-gray unpaired fins; in life, P. dambabe is unique among congeners in the possession of a grayish to bluish-green base colouration, which is accompanied by a highly variable amount of bright red pigmentation on the flank, particularly below the upper branch of the lateral line (Ref. 78623). Paretroplus dambabe is further distinguished from P. petiti, a species with which it has been erroneously associated for decades, by overall colouration, light yellowish olive vs. dark brown; brownish spotting, reddish in life, on the flanks in preservative, particularly anteriorly and below the lateral midline; and a shallower body, 48.3-57.1% of standard length vs. 57.9% (Ref. 78623).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Kullander, Sven O. | Collaborators

Sparks, J.S., 2002. Paretroplus dambabe, a new cichlid fish (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from northwestern Madagascar, with a discussion on the status of P. petiti. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 115(3):546-563. (Ref. 117174)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii,v)); Date assessed: 24 June 2016

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00673 - 0.04284), b=2.95 (2.73 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.