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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Fishes Checklists

Information from "An Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Swaziland", E.J. Hyslop, 1994, updated with information from Richard Boycott, 2006, incorporating information from the 2002-2003 fishes survey.

Nomenclature as per FishBase as at 05 July 2008. Images from South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. Updated 05 July 2008 to include images and links.

Swaziland's Fishes Checklist


Micropterus salmoides  (Lacepede, 1802)

   Centrarhidae (Black basses and sunfishes)
   (Large mouth Bass)
   Exotic
Clay (1972) gives a detailed account of the introduction of this species and M. dolomieu into various locations in Swaziland although the same author, (Clay 1976) indicates the absence of M. dolomieu in his later survey. M. salmoides was recorded by Clay (1976) from a range of locations throughout the country though these were mainly dams. Current investigations did not produce any specimens of either species from any of the rivers sampled, although no statement can be made regarding dams on private land. Indeterminate.

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More information on this species on Fishbase.org

Notes:


Synonyms include name changes as well as re-identified species, previously quoted in Hyslop, 1994.

Nomenclature as per FishBase as at 05 July 2008.

Updated 05 July 2008 to include images and links.

References:


Bills, R., Boycott, R., Fakudze, M., Khumalo, N., Msibi, J., Scott, L., Terry, S. and Tweddle, D. 2004. Fish and Fisheries Survey of Swaziland (2002 - 2003). Investigational Report No. 70. South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. Grahamstown. South Africa.

Hyslop, E. J. 1994. An Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Swaziland The Conservation Trust of Swaziland.




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