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Paretroplus lamenabe Sparks, 2008

Big red cichlid
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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).;  lamenabe: Lamena is a Malagasy word that translates as 'red one', and be is a Malagasy word meaning 'big', in reference to both the live colouration of this species and its large size relative to members of its sister clade, P. tsimoly and P. nourissati (Ref. 78623).

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

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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Africa: Mahajamba River, Betsiboka River basin, in Madagascar (Ref. 78623).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78623)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-16; Anal spines: 7-9; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 30 - 32. Diagnosis: A shallow-bodied, elongate Paretroplus diagnosed from all congeners except P. nourissati and P. tsimoly by the presence of two wide and convergent, below the lateral midline, dark brown to black midlateral bands, representing the second and third or third and fourth bars in series (Ref. 78623). Paretroplus lamenabe is distinguished from P. nourissati and P. tsimoly by a deeper body, 47.0-54.3% of standard length vs. 38.1-43.5% and 41.1-46.8% respectively; by the presence of pelvic fins that extend beyond origin of the anal fin when adducted, and by a larger adult size , regularly exceeding 180 mm standard length vs. less than 160 mm standard length in P. nourissati and P. tsimoly (Ref. 78623).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a generally turbid river with muddy banks, from a rocky stretch with an accelerated current (Ref. 78623).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Sparks, J.S., 2008. Phylogeny of the cichlid subfamily Etroplinae and taxonomic revision of the Malagasy cichlid genus Paretroplus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 314:1-151. (Ref. 78623)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(ii,iii)); Date assessed: 26 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 (25 of 100) .