Rheocles pellegrini   (Nichols & La Monte)


 
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Zona
(Rheocles pellegrini)

 
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distribution:

Madagascar: Andapa District (?)

 
local name:

Zona (Malagasy)

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Madagascar Rainbowfish family currently comprises two genera with about seven species respectively, which all are freshwater dwellers restricted exclusively to the island of Madagascar.

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The Zona was scientifically described in the year 1931, however, the locality was noted only vaguely, and is supposed to be located one-day trip west of the town of Andapa in he same-named district in the north east of Madagascar.

Therefore, the Zona may very well be still extant, and may probably be rediscovered someday.

 
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