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The fish fauna of the Iwokrama Forest

Watkins, G, Saul, W, Holm, E, Watson, C, Arjoon, D, Bicknell, Jake E. (2005) The fish fauna of the Iwokrama Forest. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 154 . pp. 39-53. ISSN 0097-3157. (doi:10.1635/0097-3157(2004)154[0039:tffoti];2) (KAR id:48128)


Fishes were collected from the rivers in and around the Iwokrama Forest during January-February and November-December 1997. Four hundred species of fish were recorded from forty families in ten orders. Many of these fishes are newly recorded from Guyana and several are thought to be endemic. The number of species recorded for the area is surprising given the low level of effort and suggests that this area may be particularly important from a fish diversity perspective. This paper focuses on species of particular interest from a management perspective including those considered economically important, rare or endangered. The paper is also the basis for developing fisheries management systems in the Iwokrama Forest and Rupununi Wetlands.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1635/0097-3157(2004)154[0039:tffoti];2
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jake Bicknell
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 15:45 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:33 UTC
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