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Ptychochromis oligacanthus (Cichlid)

Synonyms: Ptychochromis oligocantus; Tilapia oligacanthus
Language: Finnish; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Ptychochromis oligacanthus is a species of cichlid endemic in fresh water habitats in the western part of the Antsiranana Province in Madagascar. The population on the island of Nosy Be appears to be stable, but the mainland populations are threatened by habitat loss. It reaches a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL.
View Wikipedia Record: Ptychochromis oligacanthus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ptychochromis oligacanthus

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen


Africa: endemic to the coasts of Madagascar, except the central western coast and Nosy-Be Island.;

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