Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action.

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dc.contributor.author van der Walt, K.-A.
dc.contributor.author Swartz, E.R.
dc.contributor.author Woodford, D.J.
dc.contributor.author Weyl, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-11T14:44:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-11T14:44:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation van der Walt, K.-A. et al. 2017. Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action. KOEDOE 59(1), Article number a1375. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0075-6458 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 2071-0771 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23244
dc.description.abstract South Africa has a relatively large number of threatened freshwater fish species and limited resources to implement conservation programs. Enteromius motebensis was regionally prioritised for action because of its conservation status and flagship status in a nationally important aquatic ecosystem. Genetic diversity of E. motebensis in headwater refugia of the Groot Marico River Catchment was assessed to determine if genetic diversity is important for conservation planning for this species. The results of the genetic analysis indicate that some prioritisation was possible, with two populations showing evidence of recent isolation. Conservation implications: We recommend that at least three populations be prioritised for conservation action to ensure maintenance of most of the remaining genetic diversity of the species. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals Publishing AOSIS (Pty) Ltd en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject aquatic ecosystem en_ZA
dc.subject conservation planning en_ZA
dc.subject conservation status en_ZA
dc.subject fish en_ZA
dc.subject genetic analysis en_ZA
dc.subject headwater en_ZA
dc.subject population genetics en_ZA
dc.subject species conservation en_ZA
dc.subject Marico River en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Barbus motebensis en_ZA
dc.title Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.volume 59 en_ZA
dc.journal.title KOEDOE en_ZA
dc.description.librarian EM2017 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1375 en_ZA
dc.citation.issue 1 en_ZA


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