Differential recovery and spatial distribution pattern of haplochromine cichlids in the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria

  title={Differential recovery and spatial distribution pattern of haplochromine cichlids in the Mwanza Gulf of Lake Victoria},
  author={Mary A. Kishe-Machumu and Jacco C. van Rijssel and Jan H. Wanink and Frans Witte},
  journal={Journal of Great Lakes Research},
Abstract Lake Victoria had a fish fauna dominated by 500 + species of haplochromines. In the 1980s, the haplochromines from sub-littoral areas of the Mwanza Gulf vanished almost completely. In the 1990s, a recovery of some haplochromine species was observed. To establish the status of the recovery, we studied their relative abundance and distribution pattern in the northern part of Mwanza Gulf in the years 2006 (monthly trawl hauls at 6 stations) and 2008 (bi-monthly trawl hauls at the same… Expand

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  • 2018
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