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Paretroplus lamenabe
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Information
Common Name Big Red Cichlid
Range Mahajamba River and Lake Tseny in northwestern Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Genus Paretroplus
Species Paretroplus lamenabe
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

Paretroplus lamenabe is a species of cichlid in the family Cichlidae. It is endemic in the lower part of the Mahajamba River and Lake Tseny in northwestern Madagascar. Until its official scientific description in 2008, it was popularly known as the "Giant Lamena". As suggested by this name, it is a relatively large Paretroplus of the lamena group, reaching almost 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length. This relatively elongate Paretroplus is closely related to the smaller Paretroplus nourissati and Paretroplus tsimoly.

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