• Publications
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The effects of suspensoids on fish
  • M. Bruton
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrobiologia
  • 1 June 1985
High suspensoid loads are a common feature of many Southern Hemisphere inland waters. Case studies on a natural lake (Chilwa), a man-made lake (Le Roux) and S.W. Indian Ocean estuaries reveal thatExpand
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Have fishes had their chips? The dilemma of threatened fishes
  • M. Bruton
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 1 May 1995
SynopsisThe conservation status and factors threatening fishes worldwide are reviewed in order to introduce a series of one-page articles on ‘Threatened fishes of the world’, and to encourage theExpand
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The food and feeding behaviour of Clarias gariepinus (Pisces: Clariidae) in Lake Sibaya, South Africa, with emphasis on its role as a predator of cichlids
The morphological and behavioural adaptations for feeding, and the food of C. gariepinus in Lake Sibaya are described. C. gariepinus is equipped to feed on a wide variety of food items, from minuteExpand
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The breeding biology and early development of Clarias gariepinus (Pisces: Clariidae) in Lake Sibaya, South Africa, with a review of breeding in species of the subgenus Clarias (Clarias)
The breeding biology and early development of the common southern African clariid catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell), are described. C. gariepinus reaches maturity towards the end of the secondExpand
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Alternative life-history strategies of catfishes
Siluriformes, as well as Characiformes and Cypriniformes, are a diverse and widespread group of Ostariophysan fishes, but Siluriformes have a probable ancestral benthic feeding habit. They have aExpand
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Unique qualities and special problems of the African Great Lakes
SynopsisThe African Great Lakes consist of large, deep rift valley lakes (e.g. Malawi & Tanganyika) and shallower lakes between the Eastern and Western Rifts (e.g. Victoria). They are a groupExpand
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The reproductive biology and early development of the African pike,Hepsetus odoe, in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
SynopsisThe reproductive biology of the African pike,Hepsetus odoe, was studied over a four-year period in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Spawning takes place between August and May in different partsExpand
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The ecological significance of alternative life-history styles
A brief review is provided of the concept of alternative life-history styles and its relevance to ecology and natural resource management. Recent findings that organisms are more flexible than wasExpand
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Alternative life-history traits associated with reproduction in Oreochromis mossambicus (Pisces: Cichlidae) in small water bodies of the eastern Cape, South Africa
SynopsisFour wild populations of Oreochromis mossambicus were investigated to examine the effects of environmental factors on reproductive biology in contrasting habitats. Age at maturity,Expand
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The demography of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae
SynopsisThe very sparse data that are available on the abundance, population structure and biology of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae off Grand Comoro are summarised, and some simple numericalExpand
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