Checklist of Fishes Found in the Fresh and Brackish Waters of Negros and Siquijor, Philippines

Asian Journal of Biodiversity

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Title Checklist of Fishes Found in the Fresh and Brackish Waters of Negros and Siquijor, Philippines
Creator Bucol, Abner A; Silliman University Angelo King Center for Research and Environmental Management, Dumaguete City
Carumbana, Esther E; Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City
Description A total of 89 species of fish found in fresh and brackish waters belonging to 45 families is known in Negros and Siquijor islands. The most species rich is the Family Gobiidae (13 species) followed by the Family Eleotridae (10 species), Ophichthidae (six species), Cyprinidae (three species), and Poeciliidae (four species). The Families Muraenidae, Ambassidae and Mugilidae are represented by three species each and the Families Plotosidae, Syngnathidae, Terapontidae, Apogonidae, Carangidae, Lutjanidae, and Cichlidae are represented by two species each. The rest of the families are represented by only one species. Most of the species belonging to the Families Poeciliidae, Clariidae, Cyprinidae, and Loricariidae are all introduced species and brought to the country through the aquarium trade and aquaculture programs.   Keywords - fresh and brackish water fishes, fish checklist, fish fauna
Publisher Liceo de Cagayan University
Date 2012-07-24
Format application/pdf
Source Asian Journal of Biodiversity; Vol 1, No 1 (2010): January
Language en

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