A Snapshot of the Fish Fauna in Lake Sebakwe, Zimbabwe: A First Record  

Beaven Utete , Christabel Sithabile Tsotsonga
Chinhoyi University of Technology, Department of Wildlife and Safari Management, P Bag 7724, off Chirundu Road, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
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International Journal of Aquaculture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 8   doi: 10.5376/ija.2013.03.0008
Received: 26 Mar., 2013    Accepted: 07 Apr., 2013    Published: 24 Apr., 2013
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Utete and Tsotsonga, 2013, A Snapshot of the Fish Fauna in Lake Sebakwe, Zimbabwe: A First Record, International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol.3, No.8 35-37 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2013. 03.0008) 

Abstract

This research is a snapshot survey of the fish species fauna in a tropical lake, Lake Sebakwe, in Zimbabwe. This is the first record of the fish species present in the lake which was built to provide irrigation water and for recreational purposes. Continuous intensive gill and seine fishing was done over five days in the lake and 8 fish species were collected. The exotic Northern largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides Lacepede, 1802)dominates the system. It appears the fish we sampled favour clear still waters which can act as a pointer to the water quality of the lake.

Keywords
Fish fauna; White waters; Potamodromous; Lake Sebakwe
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