First Record of Freshwater Fish on the Cape Verdean Archipelago

Lucek, Kay Jurka Olaf; Lemoine, Mélissa (2012). First Record of Freshwater Fish on the Cape Verdean Archipelago. African Zoology, 47(2), pp. 341-344. Zoological Society of Southern Africa 10.3377/004.047.0214

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The Cape Verdean islands form a distinct aquatic freshwater ecoregion characterized mainly by temporal water bodies with an adapted invertebrate community. Freshwater fish were not previously recorded from the archipelago. During a non-exhaustive survey of freshwater bodies on five islands of the archipelago, the first presence of a freshwater fish was recorded. Using barcoding sequences, the species was identified as the guppy (Poecilia reticulata), a highly invasive species alien to the Cape Verdean Islands.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Lucek, Kay Jurka Olaf and Lemoine, Mélissa

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1562-7020, 2224-073X

Publisher:

Zoological Society of Southern Africa

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

20 Jun 2014 10:52

Last Modified:

13 Dec 2014 07:11

Publisher DOI:

10.3377/004.047.0214

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.44983

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44983

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