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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part C

Diversity and distribution of fish species along the Loua River, lower Congo river basin (Republic of the Congo, Central Africa)


Author(s): Aulne L Batiabo Mikembi, Armel Ibala Zamba, Victor Mamonekene, Honest F Poaty Ngot, Hélène Dembe Louvinguila Tenda and Joseph Vouidibio

Abstract: Ichthyofaunal diversity and distribution were studied in the Loua River, a small tributary of the Congo River located downstream of Pool Malebo (Republic of the Congo). The study area encompassed the entire length of the river and comprised six stations, each sampled four times over a two-year period. Fishing techniques following standardized methods utilizing dip nets and monofilament gill nets, and 17 environment variables were measured at each station. Twenty-eight fish species belonging to 19 genera and 12 families were recovered with the Alestidae and Mormyridae being the most diversified. Canonical correspondence analysis with forward selection coupled with Monte Carlo permutation tests identified current speed and distance from the river bank as accounting for 79.0% of total variance (p<0.05). Species richness increases from upstream to downstream.

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How to cite this article:
Aulne L Batiabo Mikembi, Armel Ibala Zamba, Victor Mamonekene, Honest F Poaty Ngot, Hélène Dembe Louvinguila Tenda and Joseph Vouidibio. Diversity and distribution of fish species along the Loua River, lower Congo river basin (Republic of the Congo, Central Africa). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2019; 7(3): 171-176.
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