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Hydrobiologia

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 33–44 | Cite as

A faunistic reconnaissance of Lakes Kundi and Keilak, western Sudan

  • J. Green
  • A. I. el Moghraby
  • O. M. M. Ali
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Abstract

Lakes Kundi and Keilak show large seasonal variations in area, but have permanent dry season residual areas rich in aquatic macrophytes. The faunas of the two lakes are similar, with L. Kundi (130 species recorded) being richer than L. Keilak (91 species). The fauna of L. Kundi includes the protomonad Rhipidodendron huxleyi, which has not been previously recorded in Africa. In L. Keilak we found Neozonocypris mirabilis, previously known only from L. Tanganika.

Keywords

Sudan lakes fauna distribution comparative survey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Green
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. I. el Moghraby
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. M. M. Ali
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoology DepartmentWestfield CollegeLondon
  2. 2.Hydrobiology Research UnitUniversity of KhartoumSudan

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