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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), 341-344, (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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