Maithya, J. (1998) A survey of ichthyofauna of Lake Kanyaboli and other small waterbodies in Kenya: alternative refugia for endangered fish species. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 21(1), pp. 54-56.
In 1988, the World Conservation Union (WCU) Red Book of Endangered Species listed hundreds of endemic fishes of Lake Victoria under a single heading - "ENDANGERED". Most of the endemic native food fishes are either endangered or extinct. However, a survey of the fauna of Lake Kanyaboli, revealed that a few remaining samples of these native fishes are actually thriving. These include several unidentified Haplochromis spp., Oreochromis esculentus and Oreochromis variabilis. As a result, a stock rehabilitation and management strategy has been designed to use Lake Kanyaboli and other small waterbodies as conservation 'Refugia' for endangered fish species of the larger Lake Victoria.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||A survey of ichthyofauna of Lake Kanyaboli and other small waterbodies in Kenya: alternative refugia for endangered fish species|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 54-56|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Ichthyology; Community composition; Rare species; Lake fisheries; Stock assessment; Kanyaboli Lake; Kenya|
|Item ID: ||9327|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||01 Dec 2012 07:45|
|Last Modified: ||01 Dec 2012 07:45|
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