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Translocations of rocky habitat cichlid fishes to Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi

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Abstract:

Over the last 10 years, 12 rocky habitat ‘mbuna’ taxa have been translocated to Nkhata Bay on the north-western shores of Lake Malawi from other regions of the lake. Given potential for competition and hybridization with indigenous taxa, further translocations should be avoided.

Keywords: community diversity; dispersal; invasion; long-term change

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01120.x

Affiliations: 1: Aqua Africa, P. O. Box 209, Nkhata Bay, Malawi 2: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, U.K.

Publication date: August 1, 2006

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