Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia'

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Aplocheilidae

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Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia'

Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is a chordate, or more specifically a ray-finned fish, in the Aplocheilidae family.

Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is classified as data deficient, meaning more data is needed on the species for categorization, by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia''s population trend was unknown at last assessment.

Country Distribution: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is found in the following countries:
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia': Freshwater (IUCN Red List).

Major Habitat(s): 5.1 Wetland - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (IUCN Red List).

Range: Endemic to Madagascar. (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is listed as DD    ver 3.1 (2001) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia''s status was assessed in 2004 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia''s Red List status was evaluated by Loiselle, P. (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is listed by IUCN as Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' is listed by IUCN for the following: This is an undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Thought to be rare within it's home range but further information is lacking. Pending a further survey of the Sofia River basin, this species is assessed as Data Deficient. (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia':

Citations listed by IUCN

Loiselle, P.V. and de Rham, P. 2003a. Pachypanchax. In: S.M. Goodman and J.P. Benstead (eds) The Natural History of Madagascar, pp. 870-871. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Pachypanchax sp. nov. 'Sofia' (IUCN Red List).

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