Freshwater Fish Species in Lake Turkana [East Africa]

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Fish Species in Lake Turkana


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=14]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Alestes dentex Alestiidae pelagic 55 TL 2.9 native
Brycinus macrolepidotus Alestiidae pelagic 65 TL 2.3 native
Brycinus nurse Alestiidae pelagic 25 TL 2.4 native
Distichodus niloticus Citharinidae pelagic 83 TL 2.0 native
Gymnarchus niloticus Gymnarchidae demersal 204 TL 3.7 native
Heterotis niloticus Osteoglossidae demersal 120 TL 3.0 native
Hydrocynus forskalii Alestiidae pelagic 96 TL 4.0 native
Hydrocynus vittatus Alestiidae demersal 117 TL 4.5 native
Micralestes elongatus Alestiidae pelagic 6 TL 3.3 native
Mormyrus kannume Mormyridae demersal 122 TL 3.2 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Oreochromis niloticus vulcani Cichlidae benthopelagic 32 TL 2.9 native
Polypterus bichir bichir Polypteridae demersal 68 TL 4.5 native
Polypterus senegalus senegalus Polypteridae demersal 51 TL 3.5 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 20.09.02.




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