Original Articles

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

Published in: African Journal of Aquatic Science
Volume 27, issue 2, 2002 , pages: 171–174
DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2002.9626588
Author(s): PH Skelton, South Africa

Abstract

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 records from the area. Recommended common names for nineteen species are listed.

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