1887

n African Zoology - First record of an introduction of the giant pangasius, Smith 1931, into an African river

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
This article is unavailable for purchase outside of Africa

 

Abstract

A catfish captured in the Breede River (33°56'41.6"S 20°4'45.6"E) in South Africa was identified using morphological and genetic techniques as the giant pangasius, Smith 1931, a new record for South Africa. The wild-caught specimen was a genetic match to juveniles purchased from the pet trade, and most likely originated from a release by an aquarist. is not on the list of fishes currently permitted for import into South Africa, and its presence in the pet trade illustrates the difficulty associated with preventing illegal introductions.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/afzoo/48/2/EJC145782
2013-10-01
2019-11-12

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error