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Presence of Acapoeta tanganicae (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae ) within the Lake Rukwa catchment supports historic riverine connectivity with Lake Tanganyika

Genner, M.J. and Turner, G.F. and Smith, A. and Mzighani, S. and Ngatunga, B.P. (2015) Presence of Acapoeta tanganicae (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae ) within the Lake Rukwa catchment supports historic riverine connectivity with Lake Tanganyika. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria, 45 (1). pp. 109-112. DOI: 10.3750/AIP2014.45.1.14 (In Press)

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Abstract

Freshwater fish biogeography can provide insight into past connectivity of river systems. Here we report the first discovery of the large-bodied cyprinid Acapoeta tanganicae (Boulenger, 1900) inside the Lake Rukwa catchment. Previously this species was thought to be endemic to Lake Tanganyika and immediately proximate sections of connected rivers. This shared distribution supports a scenario of direct connectivity of the two catchments during Holocene high stands of Lake Rukwa.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 02:47
ISSN: 0137-1592
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4622
Identification Number: DOI: 10.3750/AIP2014.45.1.14
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