P. alfredi lat­est devel­op­ment

INTRO­DUC­TION

For each species we now start a con­tin­ual doc­u­men­ta­tion of the infor­ma­tion which is gath­ered over time. This we have decided to do because it is becom­ing increas­ingly clear, that the devel­op­ment and changes in the nat­ural habi­tats, and in the occur­ance of the species are hap­pen­ing rapidly. We find it impor­tant that we doc­u­ment as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble in order to estab­lish a rel­a­tive clear pic­ture of what is happening.

The resources of infor­ma­tions are many and var­ied, so infor­ma­tion often becomes spread around on the inter­net and is not col­lected in one place. These infor­ma­tions can come from reports from the local areas, of local experts who observe changes hap­pen­ing, from pri­vate col­lec­tors and local enthu­si­asts who posts on face­book, or it can come from arti­cles, sci­en­tific stud­ies in the fields and many oth­ers. It is there­fore not just one coher­ent report we attempt to make but rather a gath­er­ing of many sources of infor­ma­tion, with the excact men­tion of dates and source of infor­ma­tion. We will how­ever, often not men­tion spe­cific loca­tions pre­cisely, as we wish to pro­tect these as much as possible.

We hope to con­tribute this way to the con­tin­ual increase of under­stand­ing and knowl­edge of the extreme threa­thened sit­u­a­tion of the parosphroe­menus species.

PAROSPHROMENUS ALFREDI

Dis­tri­b­u­tion area

West­ern Malaysia, Johore, area of Kota Tinggi, Mawai and Desaru. Orig­i­nally occur­ing in peat for­est swamps, but today it only exists in its rem­nants. The species can partly still be found there in streams and brooks or in road­side canals altered by development..

Threaths P. alfredi

Extremely high.

Large parts of the orig­i­nal range are no longer hab­it­able for the species.

Even the for­mer aquar­ium stocks are almost extinct so the remain­ing fish deserve renewed atten­tion and breed­ing efforts.

2019

Jan­u­ary 2019

In an arti­cle in the British Mag­a­zine ‘The Labyrinth’, — as well as in the ger­man IGL ‘Der Makropode’ — pro­fes­sor Peter Beyer tells about the obser­va­tion which he has done in the area of Sedili, on a recent trip to the area. This arti­cle points to the dis­turb­ing fact that in the orig­i­nal area of P. alfredi, Sedili, it seems that it has for some years now not been pos­si­ble to find P. alfredi. On the other hand, the area seems to have been taken over by the other species of Parosphromenus P. nagyi. The rea­sons for this remains inex­plic­a­ble. You can find a link to the arti­cle here.

WHAT HAS HAP­PENED IN SEDILI — research on the sit­u­a­tion of Parosphromenus alfredi by Peter Beyer

AAGB Labyrinth 191 decem­ber 2018 p. 1015

Feb­ru­ary 2019

In a post on Face­book, Mohd Illam Nor­bakim Lok­man, Malaysia, (Ichthy­ol­o­gist kam­pung style) doku­ments as well, the same prob­lem, about the apper­ant dis­s­ap­pearence of P. alfredi from its nat­ural and orig­i­nal habitat.

With his per­mis­sion we here show some pho­tos of the sit­u­a­tion he reported form the area. (See underneath)

Parosphromenus alfredi last catch in late 2016. Photo Zahar AZP. alfredi habitat 2008 Copyright Zahar AZP. alfredi habitat 2008 Copyright Zahar AZPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitatPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitatPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitatPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitatPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitatPhoto taken from drone by Ronny Kyller (copyright), 2019 of an unnamed area with the P. alfredi habitat

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