Distribution and abundance of freshwater crabs ( Potamonautes spp . ) in rivers draining Mt Kenya , East Africa

@inproceedings{Dobson2009DistributionAA,
  title={Distribution and abundance of freshwater crabs ( Potamonautes spp . ) in rivers draining Mt Kenya , East Africa},
  author={M. W. Dobson and Adiel E. M. Magana and Jude Mutuku Mathooko and Fidensio K. Ndegwa},
  year={2009}
}
Little is known about population densities of freshwater crabs, or their ecological importance, in African rivers. This study aimed to quantify crab abundance in rivers draining Mt Kenya. Invertebrates were sampled from 21 sites on 19 rivers. Sample sites were divided into: open sites in agricultural land from which trees were mainly absent; shaded sites, in agricultural land, with cultivated catchments but heavy shading by riparian trees; and forest sites, still dominated by natural vegetation… CONTINUE READING

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