oa Madoqua - Some aquatic vertebrates from the Namib Desert, South West Africa
|Article Title||Some aquatic vertebrates from the Namib Desert, South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Nature Conservation and Tourism, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1974|
|Pages||31 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Aquatic animals, Euryhaline species, Freshwater biome, Hoarusib river, Kuiseb canyon region and Perennial pools|
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.
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