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Paretroplus loisellei
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Information
Range Mahanara River basin north of Sambava in northeastern Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Genus Paretroplus
Species Paretroplus loisellei
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

Paretroplus loisellei is a species of cichlid in the family Cichlidae. It is endemic in the Mahanara River basin north of Sambava in northeastern Madagascar. Until its scientific description in 2011, this population was usually referred to as Paretroplus sp. nov. "Ventitry" or included in Paretroplus damii, which it resembles. It reaches about 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length, and is threatened by habitat loss and introduced species. The similar named Ptychochromis loisellei is also restricted to the Mahanara River basin.

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