Systematic and Taxonomic studies of Central African Fishes

Tropical central-southern Africa has a diverse Zambezian dominated fauna. Large areas are, however, poorly explored at the finer scale and intensive surveys are producing increasing numbers of new species. Expeditionary research on fish distributions, taxonomy and systematics of the regions freshwater fishes have been continuing since the 1980’s. Numerous opportunities have arisen during the last decade through Environmental Impact Assessments and varied conservation programs.  

The main short-term objective is to describe the diversity of the central-southern African region. A longer term goal is to understand the biogeography of the southern African fauna and how it links with the northern Congo and southern systems.