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dc.contributor.authorCopeland, Lekima
dc.contributor.authorBoseto, David
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Aaron
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dc.date.created2016-09-05 23:25
dc.date.issued2016-01-15
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dc.identifierhttp://repository.usp.ac.fj/9039/1/PC14928.pdf
dc.identifierCopeland, Lekima and Boseto, David and Jenkins, Aaron (2016) Freshwater ichthyofauna of the Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect (PABITRA) Gateway in Viti Levu, Fiji. Pacific Conservation Biology, NA . NA. ISSN 1038-2097
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/714190
dc.description.abstractThe freshwater ichthyofauna of the Fiji islands remained poorly documented before the establishment of the
 Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect (PABITRA) network. The PABITRA approach assesses biodiversity along ocean-tomountain
 transects and promotes sustainable land use on islands across the Pacific. Multiple surveys of freshwater fish
 species along the Viti Levu PABITRA transect have contributed six new occurrence records and one new species to the
 known freshwater fishes of Fiji since 2002. In total, 21 indigenous species of fish (9% endemic) from 10 families and no
 introduced fishes were found in the three PABITRA sites. Diversity was highest (16 species) at Savura forest reserve and
 decreased further inland into Sovi and Wabu. The assemblage found is dominated by highly migratory species (95%) that
 traverse the different aquatic habitats (marine, estuarine, lowland and upland streams) covered by the PABITRA transect.
 This high degree of connectivity highlights several growing issues affecting aquatic fauna on the high island of Viti Levu.
 The reduction in forest cover along the gateway transects, especially in the terminal reaches, and infrastructure
 development such as dams and weirs have deleterious effects on the migration routes of the Fijian ichthyofauna. Several
 species collected are important food sources and have cultural totemic importance to local inhabitants along the vertical
 transect. This paper documentsthe ichthyofauna of the Fiji gateway transect, ecological characteristics of this assemblage,
 IUCN Redlist conservation assessment status and highlights factors affecting the fragility and resilience of these
 communities, particularly focusing on the importance of life-history patterns and watershed conditions
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dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
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dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciences
dc.subjectQ Science (General)
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
dc.titleFreshwater ichthyofauna of the Pacific-Asia Biodiversity
 Transect (PABITRA) Gateway in Viti Levu, Fiji
dc.typeJournal Article
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