Pachypanchax sparksorum  Loiselle, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Aplocheilidae (Killifishes)
Etymology: Pachypanchax: Greek, pachys = fat + Panchax, a word created by Meinken in 1932 word created by Meinken in 1932;  sparksorum: Named for John S. and Karen Riseng Sparks, who first documented the presence of a distinctive Pachypanchax in the Ankofia drainage and collected much of the type series (Ref. 57724).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.8 - 7.0.   Tropical

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Africa: Streams flowing into the Ankofia River and from its principal tributary, the Anjingo in Madagascar (Ref. 57724).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57724)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow areas of rivers where it seeks shelter along the banks or among rocks. Feeds on small shrimps and terrestrial and aquatic insects. Preyed upon by aquatic insects and fish-eating birds (Ref. 57724).

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Loiselle, P.V., 2006. A review of the Malagasy Pachypanchax (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes, Aplocheilidae), with descriptions of four new species. Zootaxa 1366:1-44. (Ref. 57724)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5079   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .