Relationship between water transparency and species richness of surviving haplochromines in selected habitats in Mwanza Gulf - Lake Victoria

Mrosso, H. D. J.; Msuku, B. S.; Seehausen, Ole (2004). Relationship between water transparency and species richness of surviving haplochromines in selected habitats in Mwanza Gulf - Lake Victoria. Tanzania Journal of Science, 30(1), pp. 101-108. University of Dar es Salaam 10.4314/tjs.v30i1.18392

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Several of the surviving haplochromine species have been recorded in habitats of different water transparencies within the Mwanza Gulf. Sampling for the haplochromines was carried out in muddy, rocky, sandy and vegetated habitats. All of the recorded species had been reported previously. Fewer species were encountered than previously reported in the same sampling stations. There was evidence for positive correlation between species richness and water transparency that was reinforced with data on ecological differentiation. Further exploration and conservation measures of diversity have been suggested for Lake Victoria haplochromines.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Seehausen, Ole

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0856-1761

Publisher:

University of Dar es Salaam

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

05 Sep 2014 11:42

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2014 00:05

Publisher DOI:

10.4314/tjs.v30i1.18392

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.49552

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/49552

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