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Ptychochromis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Ptychochrominae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Family  Cichlidae
Scientific name  Ptychochromis
Higher classification  Cichlid
Order  Perciformes
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Lower classifications  Ptychochromis oligacanthus, Ptychochromis grandidieri, Ptychochromis inornatus

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Ptychochromis is a genus of cichlids endemic to rivers and lakes in Madagascar. One species (P. grandidieri) can also be seen in brackish water. Most species in this genus are threatened, and P. onilahy is probably extinct. Most reach a length of 12–15 cm (4.7–5.9 in), but P. insolitus only reaches 5.5 cm (2.2 in), while P. grandidieri and P. oligacanthus reach 21–25 cm (8.3–9.8 in).

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Species

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:

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  • Ptychochromis curvidens Stiassny & Sparks, 2006
  • Ptychochromis ernestmagnusi Sparks & Stiassny, 2010
  • Ptychochromis grandidieri Sauvage, 1882
  • Ptychochromis inornatus Sparks, 2002
  • Ptychochromis insolitus Stiassny & Sparks, 2006
  • Ptychochromis loisellei Stiassny & Sparks, 2006
  • Ptychochromis makira Stiassny & Sparks, 2006
  • Ptychochromis mainty C. M. Martinez, Arroyave-Gutiérrez & Sparks, 2015
  • Ptychochromis oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1868)
  • Ptychochromis onilahy Stiassny & Sparks, 2006

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    Additionally, cichlid from the eastern Anosy Region in far southeastern Madagascar may actually represent one undescribed species, popularly known as Ptychochromis sp. "Manampanihy".

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    References

    Ptychochromis Wikipedia


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