A survey of ichthyofauna of Lake Kanyaboli and other small waterbodies in Kenya: alternative refugia for endangered fish species

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.

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Abstract

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
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Maithya, J.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 54-56
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ichthyology; Community composition; Rare species; Lake fisheries; Stock assessment; Kanyaboli Lake; Kenya
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9327
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2012 06:45
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2012 06:45
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9327

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