Floating Islands: A Means of Fish Dispersal in Lake Malawi, Africa

@article{Oliver1982FloatingIA,
  title={Floating Islands: A Means of Fish Dispersal in Lake Malawi, Africa},
  author={Michael K. Oliver and K R Mckaye and Lake Malombe},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={1982},
  volume={1982},
  pages={748}
}
Floating masses of vegetation are commonly seen in the southern region of Lake Malawi. These floating islands disperse littoral fishes across deep portions of the lake. Six islands were sampled and all yielded fishes. The 129 individuals collected belong to ten species, including one mormyrid, one cyprinid, two clariids, one cyprinodontid, four cichlids and one mastacembelid. Most of the species are characteristic of lakeshore swamps and are not endemic to Lake Malawi. Dispersal by floating… 

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