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dc.contributor.authorMäkinen, T.
dc.contributor.authorWeyl, O.L.F.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Walt, K.
dc.contributor.authorSwartz, E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-11T06:42:59Z
dc.date.available2013-12-11T06:42:59Z
dc.date.issued2013-10
dc.identifier.citationMäkinen T, Weyl OLF, van der Walt KA, Swartz ER. 2013. First record of an introduction of the giant pangasius, Pangasius sanitwongsei Smith 1931, into an African river. African Zoology 48(2): 388–391en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1323
dc.descriptionShort note on a new occurence recorden
dc.description.abstractA catfish captured in the Breede River (33°56’41.6”S, 20°4’45.6”E) in South Africa was identified using morphological and genetic techniques as the giant pangasius, Pangasius sanitwongsei Smith 1931, a new record for South Africa. The wild-caught specimen was a genetic match to juveniles purchased from the pet trade, and most likely originated from a release by an aquarist. Pangasius sanitwongsei is not on the list of fishes currently permitted for import into South Africa, and its presence in the pet trade illustrates the difficulty associated with preventing illegal introductions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph IDRC-IBOL postdoctoral fellowship ‘Engaging Developing Nations in the IBOL project’ South African National Biodiversity Institute internship programme on DNA barcoding of invasive plants and animals in South Africa provided funding for K.W. The National Research Foundation of South Africa is thanked for contributory funding.en
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dc.publisherAfrican Zoologyen
dc.subjectpet tradeen
dc.subjectestablishmenten
dc.subjectcatfishen
dc.subjectalienen
dc.titleFirst record of an introduction of the giant pangasius, Pangasius sanitwongsei Smith 1931, into an African riveren
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