An analysis of Nigerian freshwater fishes: those under threat and conservation options

Olaosebikan, B.D. and Bankole, N.O. (2005) An analysis of Nigerian freshwater fishes: those under threat and conservation options. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004 ,Ilorin, Nigeria, pp. 754-762.

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Abstract

The study assessed qualitatively the threat status of all nigerian freshwater fishes using such criteria as rarity, size at maturity, mode of reproduction, human population density, habitat degradation, pollution and range of each species among others. The biology of 48% (129n) of nigerian freshwater species is not well known. Of the 266 known freshwater fishes, 47 species represented 17% are critically endangered, 15 (5%) are endangered , 8(3%), are vulnerable while 23(8%) are near threatened. The paper suggests increased basic knowledge of threatened species and conservation policy along three lines public awareness, legislation and creation of national parks, aquaria and reserves as measures needed to ensure the conservation of the fishes

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: An analysis of Nigerian freshwater fishes: those under threat and conservation options
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Olaosebikan, B.D.
Bankole, N.O.
Page Range: pp. 754-762
Date: 2005
Event Title: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Ilorin, Nigeria
Event Dates: 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; check lists; education; environmental legislation; freshwater fish; geographical distribution; life history; nature conservation; overexploitation; pollution effects; rare species; refuges; sanctuaries
Subjects: Conservation
Education
Fisheries
Pollution
Biology
Item ID: 4110
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4110

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