The Fynbos Fish Trust

Conserving freshwater fishes

and their habitats in South Africa’s Cape Fold Ecoregion Biodiversity Hotspot.

 

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Chakona et al (2013) Evolutionary Drivers of Diversification and Distribution of a Southern Temperate Stream Fish Assemblage: Testing the Role of Historical Isolation and Spatial Range Expansion.
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Chakona et al (2013) A freshwater fish defies ancient mountain ranges and drainage divides: extrinsic and intrinsic influences on the evolutionary history of a recently identified galaxiid. DOWNLOAD

Chakona et al (2014) A new species of redfin (Teleostei, Cyprinidae, Pseudobarbus) from the Verlorenvlei River system, South Africa.
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Ellender & Weyl (2014) A review of current knowledge, risk and ecological impacts associated with non-native freshwater fish introductions in South Africa
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Ellender et al (2017) A review of the biology of status of the Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes.
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Impson & Swartz (2002) Threatened fishes of the world: Barbus calidus Barnard, 1938 (Cyprinidae).
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Impson et al (2007) Conservation biology and management of a critically endangered cyprinid, the Twee River redfin, Barbus erubescens (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.
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Jordaan et al (2017) Conservation implications of establishment success of the Critically Endangered Twee River redfin ‘Pseudobarbus erubescens’ (Skelton, 1974) in an artificial impoundment in South Africa.
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Marr et al (2009) Conserving the fishes of the Twee River, Western Cape, South Africa: revisiting the issues.
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Shelton et al (2008) Influence of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, on abundance and habitat selection of Cape galaxias, Galaxias zebratus, in a mountain stream in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa.
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Shelton et al (2014) Predatory impact of non-native rainbow trout on endemic fish populations in headwater streams in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa.
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Shelton et al (2017) Vulnerability of Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes to climate change and other human impacts.
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Skelton & Swartz (2011) Walking the tightrope: trends in African freshwater systematic ichthyology.
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Swartz et al (2007) Sea-level changes, river capture and the evolution of populations of the Eastern Cape and fiery redfins (Pseudobarbus afer and Pseudobarbus phlegethon, Cyprinidae) across multiple river systems in South Africa.
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Swartz et al (2009) Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Pseudobarbus (Cyprinidae): Shedding light on the drainage history of rivers associated with the Cape Floristic Region.
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Van der Walt et al (2015) Spatial extent and consequences of black bass (Micropterus spp.) invasion in a Cape Floristic Region river basin.
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Van der Walt et al (2018) Successful mechanical eradication of spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus (Rafinesque, 1819)) from a South African river.
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Weyl et al (2013) Fish distributions in the Rondegat River, Cape Floristic Region, South Africa, and the immediate impact of rotenone treatment in an invaded reach.
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Weyl et al (2014) Threatened Endemic Fishes in South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region: A New Beginning for the Rondegat River.
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Woodford & Impson (2004) A preliminary assessment of the impact of alien rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on indigenous fishes of the upper Berg River, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
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Woodford et al (2005) The predatory impact of invasive alien smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu (Teleostei: Centrarchidae), on indigenous fishes in a Cape Floristic Region mountain stream.
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many of which are swimming on the edge of extinction.