Cyprinidae our rarest fish

Cyprinidae our rarest fish - Southern Africa : Of 80 species of Cyprinidae occur in southern Africa, of which 19 occur in the Western Cape. 90% of fish species threatened with extinction in the Western Cape are Cyprinids. And - of course - some alien invasive fish are Cyprinids as well, threaten

Of 80 species of Cyprinidae occur in southern Africa, of which 19 occur in the Western Cape.

90% of fish species threatened with extinction in the Western Cape are Cyprinids.

And - of course - some alien invasive fish are Cyprinids as well, threatening our indigenous species.

09 Jan 2015
Tony Rebelo