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The Freshwater Ichthyofauna of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea

@article{Powell1999TheFI,
  title={The Freshwater Ichthyofauna of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea},
  author={J. Powell and R. E. Powell},
  journal={Pacific Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={53},
  pages={346-356}
}
Tailings disposal from the Bougainville Copper Limited open-cut porphyry copper mine on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea (1972-1989) impacted the ichthyofauna of the Jaba River, one of the largest rivers on the island. To assess the 'extent of this impact, comparative freshwater ichthyological surveys were conducted in five rivers on the island during the period 19751988. Fifty-eight fish species were recorded, including one introduction, Oreochromis mossambicus. The icthyofauna is… Expand

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