Fish

The fishes of the Bangweulu system are a mixture of Zambezi and upper Congo species, so there’s plenty of stuff I’ve never seen before.

Below are the 42 species found during my MSc survey of Bangweulu Wetlands:

Specimen photograph (left) and its distribution map (right). Top to bottom: a) Cyphomyrus discorhynchus (C. Huchzermeyer); b) Marcusenius macrolepidotus (CH); c) Petrocephalus squalostoma (CH); d) Pollimyrus stappersii (R. Bills).

Mormyrids: Specimen photograph (left) and its distribution map (right). Top to bottom: a) Cyphomyrus discorhynchus (C. Huchzermeyer); b) Marcusenius macrolepidotus (CH); c) Petrocephalus squalostoma (CH); d) Pollimyrus stappersii (R. Bills).

 

Top to bottom: a) Barbus neefi (RB); b) Barbus bifrenatus (RB); c) Barbus brevidorsalis (RB); d) Barbus fasciolatus (RB).

Small cyprinids 1: Top to bottom: a) Barbus neefi (RB); b) Barbus bifrenatus (RB); c) Barbus brevidorsalis (RB); d) Barbus fasciolatus (RB).

: a) Barbus radiatus (CH); b) Barbus haasianus (CH); c) Barbus trimaculatus (CH); d) Barbus eutaenia (RB).

Small cyprinids 2: a) Barbus radiatus (CH); b) Barbus haasianus (CH); c) Barbus trimaculatus (CH); d) Barbus eutaenia (RB).

a) Barbus multilineatus (RB); b) Barbus afrovernayi (RB); c) Barbus paludinosus (CH); d) Barbus kerstenii (CH).

Small cyprinids 3: a) Barbus multilineatus (RB); b) Barbus afrovernayi (RB); c) Barbus paludinosus (CH); d) Barbus kerstenii (CH).

a) Labeobarbus trachypterus (CH); b) Labeo cf. cylindricus (RB); c) Hemigrammocharax minutus (RB); d) Brycinus peringueyi (CH).

Large cyprinids, distichodontid, characid: a) Labeobarbus trachypterus (CH); b) Labeo cf. cylindricus (RB); c) Hemigrammocharax minutus (RB); d) Brycinus peringueyi (CH).

a) Micralestes sardina (CH); b) Rhabdalestes rhodesiensis (RB); c) Zaireichthys sp. (RB); d) Schilbe intermedius (CH).

Characids, small catfishes: a) Micralestes sardina (CH); b) Rhabdalestes rhodesiensis (RB); c) Zaireichthys sp. (RB); d) Schilbe intermedius (CH).

a) Clarias gariepinus (CH); b) Clarias ngamensis (CH); c) Clarias stappersii (CH); d) Clarias theodorae (CH).

Clariid catfishes: a) Clarias gariepinus (CH); b) Clarias ngamensis (CH); c) Clarias stappersii (CH); d) Clarias theodorae (CH).

a) Synodontis nigromaculatus (CH); b) Nothobranchius rosenstocki (CH); c) Aplocheilichthys sp. (CH); d) Pseudocrenilabrus philander (CH).

Mochokid, killifishes, cichlid: a) Synodontis nigromaculatus (CH); b) Nothobranchius rosenstocki (CH); c) Aplocheilichthys sp. (CH); d) Pseudocrenilabrus philander (CH).

a) Sargochromis mellandi (CH); b) Serranochromis robustus (CH); c) Serranochromis angusticeps (CH); d) Serranochromis thumbergi (CH).

Serranochromine cichlids: a) Sargochromis mellandi (CH); b) Serranochromis robustus (CH); c) Serranochromis angusticeps (CH); d) Serranochromis thumbergi (CH).

a) Tilapia sparrmanii (CH); b) Tilapia ruweti (CH); c) Tilapia rendalli (CH); d) Oreochromis macrochir (CH).

Tilapiine cichlids: a) Tilapia sparrmanii (CH); b) Tilapia ruweti (CH); c) Tilapia rendalli (CH); d) Oreochromis macrochir (CH).

a) Microctenopoma intermedium (CH); b) Ctenopoma multispine (CH); c) Richard Peel with a large ‘Mpifu’ (Labeobarbus trachypterus) caught on an artificial lure in the Lukulu River (CH).

Anabantids, large cyprinid: a) Microctenopoma intermedium (CH); b) Ctenopoma multispine (CH); c) Richard Peel with a large ‘Mpifu’ (Labeobarbus trachypterus) caught on an artificial lure in the Lukulu River (CH).

 

This is the first fish I caught: a brown largemouth cichlid (Serranochromis

thumbergi):

Serranochromis thumbergi, from Lake Waka Waka

One Response to Fish

  1. Alex Winkler says:

    keep it real!!

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