n African Zoology - First record of freshwater fish on the Cape Verdean archipelago s - : short communications

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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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 (), a highly invasive species alien to the Cape Verdean Islands.

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