Title:

Some aquatic vertebrates from the Namib Desert, South West Africa

Author(s):
Publication Year:
1974
Abstract:

The occurrence of the bream Tilapia mossambica Peters from pools in the Namib Desert is documented. The aquatic vertebrates Cyprinus carpio, Barbus anoplus, Hepsetia breviceps and Pyxicephalus delalandei are also listed. The origin and dispersal of T. mossambica stock in South West Africa is discussed. Amongst established freshwater fish populations many individuals show signs of malnutrition. Keywords: Aquatic animals, Freshwater biome, Perennial pools, Hoarusib river, Euryhaline species, Kuiseb canyon region.

Publication Title:

Madoqua

Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
31-32
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
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