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

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Title Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action
 
Creator van der Walt, Kerry-Ann Swartz, Ernst R. Woodford, Darragh Weyl, Olaf
 
Subject conservation; Ecology headwater stream fish; conservation; Barbus motebensis; dispersal barriers; genetic diversity; mitochondrial ND2 gene
Description 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.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
Contributor DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB) South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity Water Research Commission Rhodes University
Date 2017-02-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — genetic
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Identifier 10.4102/koedoe.v59i1.1375
 
Source Koedoe; Vol 59, No 1 (2017); 7 pages 2071-0771 0075-6458
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article/view/1375/1973 https://koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article/view/1375/1972 https://koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article/view/1375/1974 https://koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article/view/1375/2097 https://koedoe.co.za/index.php/koedoe/article/view/1375/1970
 
Coverage South Africa, North West Province, Groot Marico catchment Pre-Cambrian 68 individuals, 9 sites
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Kerry-Ann van der Walt, Ernst R. Swartz, Darragh Woodford, Olaf Weyl https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0