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Paretroplus polyactis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Subfamily  Etroplinae
Scientific name  Paretroplus polyactis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cichlidae
Genus  Paretroplus
Higher classification  Paretroplus
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Similar  Paretroplus, Cichlid, Paretroplus maromandia, Damba, Kotsovato

Paretroplus polyactis is a vulnerable species of cichlid found widely in fresh and brackish water in coastal regions and associated river basins in eastern Madagascar. It is the only Paretroplus found in the southern half of Madagascar, and one of only two found in eastern drainages (the other is the far more restricted P. loisellei). P. polyactis is threatened by habitat loss and overfishing. This relatively deep-bodied Paretroplus reaches 30 centimetres (12 in) in length. It shares a large part of its range with a cichlid from another genus, Ptychochromis grandidieri.

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Paretroplus polyactis Wikipedia


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