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Ptychochromoides
Tn CICHLIT0
Ptychochromoides betsileanus
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Ptychochrominae
Genus Ptychochromoides

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[]

There are currently three recognized species:

Ptychochromoides betsileanus (Boulenger, 1899) (Trondo Mainty)
Ptychochromoides itasy (Sparks, 2004)
Ptychochromoides vondrozo (Sparks & Reinthal, 2001)

The genus formerly included Katria katria, which was moved to its own genus in 2006.

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