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First record of Barbonymus schwanenfeldii (Bleeker) in the Iberian Peninsula

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The South-east Asian cyprinid Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is recorded for the first time in the Iberian Peninsula from two specimens collected in the Guadiana River Basin in 2005. Their presence is probably due to release from aquaria.

Keywords: Cyprinidae; Portugal; introduced species; tinfoil barb

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Centro de Biologia Ambiental and Museu Bocage – Museu Nacional de História Natural, Rua da Escola Politécnica n°58, 1269-102 Lisboa, Portugal

Publication date: 2008-03-01

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