Taxonomy of southern African freshwater fishes, particularly Malawi and Zambezi system.

research on Lake Liambezi, Zambia sampling Congo tributary MSc student Richard Peel sampling on the Kwando River Namibia
swamp fishing Caprivi photographing fish on the kwango River Denis fishing


Describing new species from southern Africa. Most recent: description of eight (8) new sand catlets (genus Zaireichthys); descriptions of new cyprinids from Malawi. Currently investigating new cyprinid species from Malagarasi River, several new species from Malawi, more new sand catlets from Zambia, and several new species in different families from Upper Zambezi system.
Some of the new species awaiting description:

 Aplocheilichthys sp new
Aplocheilichthys sp new
 Zaireichthys sp. 'broad bar' lateral view
 Barbus purple stripe
 Opsaridium bartail