Pinstripe Menarambo Paretroplus menarambo

Pinstripe Menarambo
Pinstripe Menarambo
The Pinstripe Menarambo or Pinstripe Damba, discovered by science in 1991, was native to Lake Sarodrano in northwest Madagascar but was declared extinct in the wild until recently when a small, critically-endangered population was discovered in River Sofia floodplains.
Pinstripe Menarambo
Pinstripe Menarambo
Pinstripe Damba
Small conservation breeding projects are in hand but it is said to be difficult to breed in captivity and it takes a long time to mature. Moreover, it is unlikely to be possible to return the species in significant numbers to their degraded, overfished natural habitats beset with invasive species.
Pinstripe Menarambo
Pinstripe Menarambo
Pinstripe Damba
Their strong teeth can crack snail shells. They can reach 25cm (10 inches) long.