Madagascar Panchax Pachypantax sp.

Sakaramy Panchax
Sakaramy Panchax
Sakaramy Panchax
Panchax are mainly Asian Killifish but the Pachypanchax genus is native to Madagascar as well as Indian Ocean islands. Above and immediately below is the Sakaramy Panchax, P. sakaramyi, native to 2 rivers and crater lakes in northern Madagascar. Males have orange and blue colouring.
Sakaramy Panchax
Sakaramy Panchax
Sakaramy Panchax and Madagascar Rainbowfish Sakaramy Panchax and Madagascar Rainbowfish
Females are less-colourful. Sakaramy Panchax are endangered by habitat loss, water degradation and invasive species.
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Powder-blue Panchax
Powder-blue Panchax
Powder-blue Panchax
Shown above is the Powder-blue Panchax, P. omalonotus, native to the Sambirano river basin and streams and to Nosy Be island. Adult males are blue, red or gold; females are plainer. They are endangered by habitat loss, water degradation and invasive species.
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Arnoulti Panchax
Arnoulti Panchax
Arnoulti Panchax
Shown above is the Arnoulti Panchax, P. arnoulti, native to western Madagascar around the upper Kamoro River, the small streams between the estuaries of the Betsiboka and Mahavavy du Sud rivers and satellite lakes of Lake Kinkony basin. Populations are much reduced by deforestation and invasive fish species and they continue to be endangered.
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