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1 October 2012 First Record of Freshwater Fish on the Cape Verdean Archipelago
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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.
Kay Lucek and Mélissa Lemoine "First Record of Freshwater Fish on the Cape Verdean Archipelago," African Zoology 47(2), (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.3377/004.047.0214
Received: 29 December 2011; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
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