Welcome to the Madagascar's Endangered
Fishes Home Page
Simply put, the endemic fishes of Madagascar are some of the most seriously endangered vertebrates on the planet. The reasons for this endangerment are things, by now, of which you are all too familiar:
- Habitat Loss
- Exotic Competitors/Predators
Although all the native animals on Madagascar are endangered and deserve our attention, my professional focus is on freshwater fish conservation and captive breeding.
To that end I've created the Madagascar's Endangered Fishes Home Page. With this site I hope to educate, motivate, and stimulate people into action to help save Madagascar's endangered fishes.
Please look around the site. There are sections for fish hobbyists, adventure travelers, conservation biologists, and just those curious about the world in which we live.
March 3rd, 2008Added two new fish pages: a Pachypanchax omalonotus information page and information about Ptychochromis onilahy. The latter species is thought to be extinct in the wild (or very, very rare). I realize that not many of the latest additions have a photo gallery associated with them, I promise to get this rectified in the near future.
Feburary 27th, 2008Check out the new gallery for images from Madagascar. I worked on it quite a bit last night and according to some friends who where nice enough to test it, its moving pretty fast for a flash gallery. Check out the new animals of Madagascar in the gallery (no fish here, just spiders, snakes, and a few lizards).
I've also added another Pachypanchax species to the list. The information on Pachypanchax patriciae page is now up and running and that leaves only one more described species for me to finish, Pachypanchax omalonotus. Hopfully I can wrap that up tomorrow.
Feburary 25th, 2008Alrighty, that's more like it. Added two more species today. Check out information about Pachypanchax arnoulti and Pachypanchax sparksorum information page. No pictures of them yet but that is in the works.
You might also notice that I've reduced the size of this page by adding an "archives" page. Nothing special, just keeping the chronology of the site going (more for guilt than anything else).
Just so you know, I'll be migrating servers in the next little while so if the page is unavailable for a few days that's the reasion. No major upgrades but I'll be trying out a new gallery program that might be easier to manage than the one I'm using now. Cheers.
Feburary 24th, 2008Holy Cow!!! It has been close to three months since I last updated the site. I'm sorry, all those google maps just took it out of me. I promise I'll be adding more in the coming weeks. Right now you can check out the latest fish addition - The Pachypanchax varatraza information page. I promise they'll be more cichlids coming in the next little while, and rainbowfish too.
December 3rd, 2007Added maps to the Aplocheilidae (Killifish) family information pagepage and to the Cichlidae page. I'm planning to have seperate pages for the Paretroplines and Ptychochromines in the future. I'm working on getting more location sites as well. If you have data you'd like to contribute please drop me a line and we can work something out.
November 29th, 2007Ok, so I might have a problem. I'm kinda addicted to this whole embedding Google maps. Check out the new 2006 Madagascar Field Work page for the latest addition. It includes every spot I fished during the 2006 field season. I have only two collection sites finished with their own pages: Fishing on the Tsinjomorona River and the Amboaboa River fish collection site, but I'll be adding more in the coming months.
November 28th, 2007Alrighty. Check out the Bedotiidae family information page. Hopefully there is a google map embedded in the frame that shows you the ranges of various species, now in different colours!! So cool! You can zoom in and see watershed divisions and such. You can also click on some of the infor windows and be taken to that species' page. Hopefully I'll be able to get similar pages up for Cichlids and Killifish soon.
November 17th, 2007Finally some new fish content!! The Ranomafana Rainbowfish information page and information about Bedotia longianalis pages are up. I'll be trying to get some more fish data pages along with collection locale information up over the next few weeks.
I've also added some new pictures to the madagascar image gallery section; eight new people photos and four new landscape/cityscapes, enjoy!