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  1. ADDITIONS TO THE CHECKLIST AND RECENT CHANGES TO THE SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN FRESHWATER FISHES

    ADDITIONS TO THE CHECKLIST AND RECENT CHANGES TO THE SCIENTIFIC NAMES OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN FRESHWATER FISHES

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    Alterations and additions to the checklist of southern African freshwater fishes are given based on recent findings and the latest literature. Name changes are given for 13 taxa, and 25 species and subspecies are added to the list. Several species...
  2. ADDITIONS TO THE CHECKLIST OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN FRESHWATER FISHES AND A GAZETTEER OF SOUTH-WESTERNANGOLAN COLLECTING LOCALITIES

    ADDITIONS TO THE CHECKLIST OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN FRESHWATER FISHES AND A GAZETTEER OF SOUTH-WESTERNANGOLAN COLLECTING LOCALITIES

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Limnological Society of Southern Africa
    An additional 13 species of freshwater fishes recorded from south-western Angola, mainly from the Cunene Basin, are added to the checklist of southern African freshwater fishes, including five species of marine origin permanently resident in the fresh water of the...
  3. DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY OF MKUZE SWAMP FISHES DURING A SUMMER FLOOD

    DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY OF MKUZE SWAMP FISHES DURING A SUMMER FLOOD

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    Very little information is available on the fishes of the Mkuze swamps and this paper presents the results of an ichthyofaunal survey conducted in March 1988. The study, which coincided with a major river flood, determined that the fish fauna...
  4. Changes to the scientific and common names of southern African freshwater fishes

    Changes to the scientific and common names of southern African freshwater fishes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Additions and changes to the scientific and common names of southern African freshwater fishes made since 1993, are recorded and explained. Nineteen new scientific names are listed including five new species, three genus-name changes, three species-name changes and four new...
  5. Groundwater seeps as potentially important refugia for freshwater fishes on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Groundwater seeps as potentially important refugia for freshwater fishes on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The freshwater wetlands on the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia provide an important habitat for freshwater fishes, including a number of IUCN Red Listed species. The ecology of these wetlands is influenced greatly by water flowing from the large...
  6. Conserving the fishes of the Twee River, Western Cape, South Africa: revisiting the issues

    Conserving the fishes of the Twee River, Western Cape, South Africa: revisiting the issues

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The Twee River catchment contains two endemic fish species — the Twee River redfin and the Twee River galaxias — which are threatened by water abstraction, habitat degradation, and the presence of introduced fishes. Fyke nets were used to determine...
  7. First record of the Southeast Asian walking catfish, <em>Clarias batrachus</em> (Pisces: Clariidae), from the island of Mauritius, south-western Indian Ocean

    First record of the Southeast Asian walking catfish, <em>Clarias batrachus</em> (Pisces: Clariidae), from the island of Mauritius, south-western Indian Ocean

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The presence of Southeast Asian walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, in Mauritian freshwater systems has been confirmed. Three female Clarias batrachus were caught in Rivière Sèche, close to the town of Phoenix, Mauritius (20°17′ S, 57°33′ E). This constitutes the first...
  8. Conservation status and distribution of freshwater fishes in South African national parks

    Conservation status and distribution of freshwater fishes in South African national parks

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Thirteen of South Africa’s national parks contain aquatic systems which support 63 indigenous and 11 alien freshwater fishes. Indigenous fishes include 43 species of the Zambezian faunal group (70% of the national total), eight Karroid (47%), five Cape (31%) and...
  9. Invasive alien freshwater fishes in the Wilderness Lakes System, a wetland of international importance in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

    Invasive alien freshwater fishes in the Wilderness Lakes System, a wetland of international importance in the Western Cape Province, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The Wilderness Lakes System incorporates a RAMSAR listed wetland. Previous ichthyological surveys reported three invasive freshwater fishes; Oreochromis mossambicus (Mozambique tilapia), Gambusia affinis (mosquitofish) and Micropterus salmoides (largemouth bass) from this system. To assess the status of these alien fishes,...
  10. A REVIEW OF THE ICHTHYOFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    A REVIEW OF THE ICHTHYOFAUNA OF THE MHLATHUZE ESTUARY

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The fish fauna of the Mhlathuze estuary was reviewed making reference to surveys dating from 1948 to 1997. The concept of Estuarine Dependence Category was employed to describe species affinities with the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments.