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Damba mipentina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Etroplinae
Scientific name  Paretroplus maculatus
Higher classification  Paretroplus
Order  Perciformes
Family  Cichlidae
Genus  Paretroplus
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Paretroplus, Cichlid, Damba, Paretroplus menarambo, Paretroplus nourissati

The damba mipentina (Paretroplus maculatus) is a critically endangered species of cichlid fish from turbid, shallow flood-plain lakes in the Betsiboka and Ikopa River basins in northwestern Madagascar. It has declined drastically because of habitat loss, overfishing and invasive species. It is part of a captive breeding program by public institutions like London Zoo and among fishkeeping hobbyists.

This relatively deep-bodied Paretroplus can easily be separate from other members of the genus by the large black spot on the side of the body. It reaches 30 centimetres (12 in) in length.

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Damba mipentina Wikipedia


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