Pantanodon sp. ‘Manombo’

Manombo Lampeye (Pantanodon sp.)

The Manombo Lampeye, which does not yet have a scientific name, is only known from a single specimen collected from a small swamp area in the Manombo Special Reserve in the Atsimo-Atsinanana region of southeastern Madagascar, where the species inhabited an area of ​​only approx. 10 km² inhabited. 

This swamp area has apparently now been converted into rice fields and the fish species, which was last seen in 1997 (?), is therefore probably extinct. 


edited: 07.01.2012