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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part C

Fish diversity in Lake Nubia in relation to water level


Author(s): Zuheir Nour El Dayem Mahmoud

Abstract: Lake Nubia came into existence as a result of construction of Aswan High Dam which began in 1960 in Egypt. The important features which largely affected fish diversity in Lake Nubia were related to construction work of the dam and the gradual transformation of the water ecosystem from riverain to lacustrine condition. Some riverain fish species such as Heterotis niloticus and Heterobranchus biodorsalis and dwarf fish species such as Garra dembeensis (=vineinguerre), Andersonia leptura and Eleotris nanus disappeared from the lake. Disappearance was related to change in water level at pre-impoundment, during impoundment and impoundment phases of damming, water characteristics and fish behaviour. Significant correlation (p<0.05) was found between water level and fish species disappearance.

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How to cite this article:
Zuheir Nour El Dayem Mahmoud. Fish diversity in Lake Nubia in relation to water level. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(5):210-214.
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