Biology:Paretroplus lamenabe

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Paretroplus lamenabe
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Paretroplus
P. lamenabe
Binomial name
Paretroplus lamenabe
Sparks, 2008

Paretroplus lamenabe is a species of cichlid from the lower part of the Mahajamba River[2] and Lake Tseny[3] 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.[2] This relatively elongate Paretroplus is closely related to the smaller P. nourissati and P. tsimoly.[2]


  1. Ravelomanana, T.; Sparks, J.S. (2016). "Paretroplus lamenabe". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44501A58308380. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T44501A58308380.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sparks, J. S. (2008). Phylogeny of the Cichlid Subfamily Etroplinae and Taxonomic Revision of the Malagasy Cichlid Genus Paretroplus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Number 314 :1-151
  3. Sparks, J. S. (July 6, 2011). To Lake Tseny by Oxcart. New York Times, Scientists at Work.

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