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Ptychochromoides

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Subfamily  Ptychochrominae
Higher classification  Cichlid
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cichlidae
Scientific name  Ptychochromoides
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Trondo mainty, Ptychochromoides vondrozo

Ptychochromoides is a genus of cichlids endemic to Madagascar. Of the three described species, two are critically endangered and one was considered extinct until rediscovered in late 2010.

Species

The genus formerly included Katria katria, which was moved to its own genus in 2006. There are currently three recognized species in Ptychochromoides:

  • Ptychochromoides betsileanus (Boulenger, 1899) (Trondo mainty)
  • Ptychochromoides itasy Sparks, 2004
  • Ptychochromoides vondrozo Sparks & Reinthal, 2001
  • References

    Ptychochromoides Wikipedia


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