Peer Reviewed Articles 2017


Peer-reviewed publications by SAIAB Scientists, Honorary Research Associates and Postgraduate Students using SAIAB’s address.

Open Access OA 

Ansorge, I.J., Skelton, P., Bekker, A., [et al.] 2017, "Exploring South Africa's southern frontier: A 20-year vision for polar research through the South African national antarctic programme", South African Journal of Science, vol. 113, no. 5-6.

Baldanzi, S., Watson, R., McQuaid, C.D., Gouws, G. & Porri, F. 2017, "Epigenetic variation among natural populations of the South African sandhopper Talorchestia capensis", Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 77-91. doi:10.1007/s10682-016-9877-9

Barkhuizen, L.M., Weyl, O.L.F. & Van As, J.G. 2017, "An assessment of recreational bank angling in the Free State Province, South Africa, using licence sale and tournament data", Water SA, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 442-449.

Bauer, A.D.B., Gomes Fischer, L., Di Dario, F. & Mincarone, M.M. 2017, "Marine fishes (Elasmobranchii and Teleostei) from the Santana Archipelago, a Marine Protected Area in the southwestern Atlantic", Marine Biology Research, , pp. 1-19.

Beatty, S., Allen, M., Lymbery, A., Jordaan, M.S., Morgan, D., Impson, D., Marr, S., Ebner, B. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Rethinking refuges: Implications of climate change for dam busting", Biological Conservation, vol. 209, pp. 188- 195. 

Becker A, Whitfield AK, Cowley PD, Cole VJ. 2017. Does water-depth influence size composition of estuary-associated fish? Distributions revealed using mobile acoustic camera transects along the channel of a small shallow estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research 68, 2163-2169

Bennett, R.H., Cowley, P.D., Childs, A.-., Attwood, C.G., Swart, L. & Næsje, T.F. 2017, "Movement patterns of an endangered fishery species, Lithognathus lithognathus (Sparidae), and the role of no-take marine protected areas as a management tool", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 475-489.

Bennett, R.H., Reid, K., Gouws, G., Bloomer, P. & Cowley, P.D. 2017, "Genetic stock structure of white steenbras Lithognathus lithognathus (Cuvier, 1829), an overexploited fishery species in South African waters", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 27-41.

Busschau, T., Conradie, W., Jordaan, A. & Daniels, S.R. 2017, "Unmasking evolutionary diversity among two closely related South African legless skink species (Acontinae: Acontias) using molecular data", Zoology, vol. 121, pp. 72-8

Carassou, L., Whitfield, A.K., Moyo, S. & Richoux, N.B. 2017, "Dietary tracers and stomach contents reveal pronounced alimentary flexibility in the freshwater mullet (Myxus capensis, Mugilidae) concomitant with ontogenetic shifts in habitat use and seasonal food availability",  Hydrobiologia, vol. 799, no. 1, pp. 327-348.

Catelani, P.A., Bauer, A.B., Di Dario, F., Pelicice, F.M. & Petry, A.C. 2017, "First record of pughead deformity in Cichla kelberi (Teleostei: Cichlidae), an invasive species in an estuarine system in south-eastern Brazil", Journal of fish biology, .

Chakona, A. & Skelton, P.H. 2017, "A review of the Pseudobarbus afer (Peters, 1864) species complex (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) in the eastern Cape Fold Ecoregion of South Africa", ZooKeys, vol. 2017, no. 657, pp. 109-140. OA

Cocquyt, C., Taylor, J.C. & Kusber, W.-. 2017, "Reinvestigation of African Surirella taxa (Bacillariophyta) described by B.J. Cholnoky with some remarks on digitization of diatom types", Fottea, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 34-56. OA

Coetzer, W., Moodley, D. & Gerber, A. 2017, "A knowledge-based system for generating interaction networks from ecological data", Data and Knowledge Engineering, vol. 112, Ppp. 55-78. 10.1016/j.datak.2017.09.005

Conradie, W. & Bills, R. 2017, "Wannabe ranid: Notes on the morphology and natural history of the lemaire’s toad (Bufonidae: Sclerophrys lemairii)", Salamandra, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 439-444. [Letter] OA

Conradie, W., Bills, R. & Branch, W.R. 2016, "The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola", Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 6-36. Link OA

Conradie, W., Bittencourt-Silva, G.B., Engelbrecht, H.M., Loader, S.P., Menegon, M., Nanvonamuquitxo, C., Scott, M. & Tolley, K.A. 2016, "Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: New discoveries of reptiles and amphibians", Zoosystematics and Evolution, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 163-180.

Conradie, R., Cook, C.A., du Preez, L.H., Jordaan, A. & Netherlands, E.C. 2017, "Ultrastructural Comparison of Hepatozoon ixoxo and Hepatozoon theileri (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae), Parasitising South African Anurans", Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 193-203.

Cotts, L., Pinheiro, A.E.P., da Silva Marinho, T., de Souza Carvalho, I. & Di Dario, F. 2017, "Postcranial skeleton of Campinasuchus dinizi (Crocodyliformes, Baurusuchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Brazil, with comments on the ontogeny and ecomorphology of the species", Cretaceous Research, vol. 70, pp. 163-188.

Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H., Childs, A.R, & Murray, T.S. 2017, "Reflection on the first five years of South Africa’s Acoustic Tracking Array Platform (ATAP): status, challenges and opportunities", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 363-372.

Paul D Cowley, Anja I Terörde, & Alan K Whitfield. 2017. Birds as Major Predators of Fishes in the East Kleinemonde Estuary, African Zoology Vol. 52, no 3, pp. 148- 154.

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J. & Dalu, M.T.B. 2017, "Agricultural intensification and drought frequency increases may have landscape-level consequences for ephemeral ecosystems", Global Change Biology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 983-985.   

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Froneman, P.W. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Trophic isotopic carbon variation increases with pond's hydroperiod: Evidence from an Austral ephemeral ecosystem", Scientific Reports, Volume 7, Issue 1, Article number 7572. OA

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Magoro, M.L., Mwedzi, T., Froneman, P.W. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Variation partitioning of benthic diatom community matrices: Effects of multiple variables on benthic diatom communities in an Austral temperate river system", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 601-602, pp. 73-82.

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Tonkin, J.D., Mwedzi, T., Magoro, M.L. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Water or sediment? Partitioning the role of water column and sediment chemistry as drivers of macroinvertebrate communities in an austral South African stream", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 607-608, pp. 317-325.

Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Vink, T.J.F. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Sex and species specific isotopic niche specialisation increases with trophic complexity: Evidence from an ephemeral pond ecosystem", Scientific Reports, vol. 7. (2017) OA 

Dames, M.H., Cowley, P.D., Childs, A.-., Bennett, R.H., Thorstad, E.B. & Næsje, T.F. 2017, "Estuarine and coastal connectivity of an estuarine-dependent fishery species, Pomadasys commersonnii (Haemulidae)", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 111-120.

Day, J.J., Fages, A., Brown, K.J., Vreven, E.J., Stiassny, M.L.J., Bills, R., Friel, J.P. & Rüber, L. 2017, "Multiple independent colonizations into the Congo Basin during the continental radiation of African Mastacembelus spiny eels", Journal of Biogeography, OA 

de F. L. Viana, S.T., Lisher, M.W. & de Carvalho, M.R. 2017, "Two new species of short-snouted dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus Linnaeus, 1758, from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae)", Marine Biodiversity, , pp. 1-28.                      

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.-., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Shaw, R.H. 2017, "Fictional responses from Vonesh et al.", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-2.  OA

Dick, J.T.A., Alexander, M.E., Ricciardi, A., Laverty, C., Downey, P.O., Xu, M., Jeschke, J.M., Saul, W.-., Hill, M.P., Wasserman, R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Shaw, R.H. 2017, "Functional responses can unify invasion ecology", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-6.  OA

Dick, J.T.A., ... Wasserman, R.J., Ellender, B.R., Weyl, O.L.F. ... [et al.] 2017, "Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species", Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1259-1267. OA

Du Preez, L.H., Badets, M., Héritier, L. & Verneau, O. 2017, "Tracking platyhelminth parasite diversity from freshwater turtles in French Guiana: First report of Neopolystoma Price, 1939 (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) with the description of three new species", Parasites and Vectors, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-11. OA

Ebert, D.A., Papastamatiou, Y.P., Kajiura, S.M. & Wetherbee, B.M. 2017, "Etmopterus lailae sp. nov., a new lanternshark (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae) from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands", Zootaxa, vol. 4237, no. 2, pp. 371-382.

Ebert, D.A. & Gon, O. 2017, "Rhinobatos austini n. sp., a new species of guitarfish (Rhinopristiformes: Rhinobatidae) from the Southwestern Indian Ocean", Zootaxa, vol. 4276, no. 2, pp. 204-214.

Ellender, B.R., Wasserman, R.J., Chakona, A., Skelton, P.H. & Weyl, O.L. 2017, "A review of the biology and status of Cape Fold Ecoregion freshwater fishes", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 27(4), pp. 867- 879

Elston, C., von Brandis, R.G. & Cowley, P.D. 2017, "Dietary composition and prey selectivity of juvenile porcupine rays Urogymnus asperrimus", Journal of fish biology, .

Engelbrecht, T., Kock, A., Waries, S. & O’Riain, M.J. 2017, "Shark Spotters: Successfully reducing spatial overlap between white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and recreational water users in False Bay, South Africa", PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no. 9.

Filmalter, J.D., Cowley, P.D., Potier, M., Ménard, F., Smale, M.J., Cherel, Y. & Dagorn, L. 2017, "Feeding ecology of silky sharks Carcharhinus falciformis associated with floating objects in the western Indian Ocean", Journal of fish biology, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 1321-1337.

Fusi, M., Babbini, S., Giomi, F. ... Porri, F. [et al.] 2017. "Thermal sensitivity of the crab Neosarmatium africanum in tropical and temperate mangroves on the east coast of Africa". Hydrobiologia (Mangroves in Changing Environments)[Early online] pp 1-13  OA

Grant, G.N., Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H., Childs, A.-. & Whitfield, A.K. 2017, "Influences of selected geophysical and environmental drivers on the movement patterns of Rhabdosargus holubi in a southern African estuary", Environmental Biology of Fishes, , pp. 1-19.

Hargrove, J.S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Austin, J.D. 2017, "Reconstructing the introduction history of an invasive fish predator in South Africa", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-16.

Héritier, L., Valdeón, A., Sadaoui, A., Gendre, T., Ficheux, S., Bouamer, S., Kechemir-Issad, N., du Preez, L., Palacios, C. & Verneau, O. 2017, "Introduction and invasion of the red-eared slider and its parasites in freshwater ecosystems of Southern Europe: risk assessment for the European pond turtle in wild environments", Biodiversity and Conservation, , pp. 1-27.

Hewitt, A.M., Kock, A.A., Booth, A.J. & Griffiths, C.L. 2017, "Trends in sightings and population structure of white sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, at Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa, and the emigration of subadult female sharks approaching maturity", Environmental Biology of Fishes, , pp. 1-16.

Hugo, S. & Altwegg, R. 2017, "The second Southern African Bird Atlas Project: Causes and consequences of geographical sampling bias", Ecology and Evolution, . OA

Irion, D.T., Noble, L.R., Kock, A.A., Gennari, E., Dicken, M.L., Hewitt, A.M., Towner, A.V., Booth, A.J., Smale, M.J. & Cliff, G. 2017, "Pessimistic assessment of white shark population status in South Africa: Comment on Andreotti et al. (2016)", Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 577, pp. 251-255.

Jackson, M.C., Wasserman, R.J., Grey, J., Ricciardi, A., Dick, J.T.A. & Alexander, M.E. 2017, "Chapter Two: Novel and Disrupted Trophic Links Following Invasion in Freshwater Ecosystems". Advances in Ecological Research vol. 57, pp. 55–9 

Jones, R.W., Hill, J.M., Coetzee, J.A., Avery, T.S., Weyl, O.L.F. & Hill, M.P. 2017, "The abundance of an invasive freshwater snail Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822) in the Nseleni River, South Africa", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 75-81

Jordaan, M.S., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., Slabbert, E. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Unexpected survival of sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) during acute rotenone toxicity trials will complicate management of invasions", Biological Invasions, , pp. 1-6.

Jordaan, M.S., van der Walt, J.A., Brink, Z., Erasmus, S. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Conservation implications of establishment success of the Critically Endangered Twee River redfin 'Pseudobarbus' erubescens (Skelton, ) in an artificial impoundment in South Africa", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems,

Karthick, B., Taylor, J.C. & Hamilton, P.B. 2017, "Two new species of Achnanthidium Kützing (Bacillariophyceae) from Kolli Hills, Eastern Ghats, India", Fottea, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 65-77. OA

Kubheka, P., Chakona, A. & Mazungula, D. 2017, "The Maloti minnow Pseudobarbus quathlambae (Barnard, 1938) is not extinct in South Africa", African Journal of Aquatic Science, , pp. 1-4.

Lavoie, I., Hamilton, P.B., Morin, S., Kim Tiam, S., Kahlert, M., Gonçalves, S., Falasco, E., Fortin, C., Gontero, B., Heudre, D., Kojadinovic-Sirinelli, M., Manoylov, K., Pandey, L.K. & Taylor, J.C. 2017, "Diatom teratologies as biomarkers of contamination: Are all deformities ecologically meaningful?", Ecological Indicators, vol. 82, pp. 539-550.

Leslie, T., James, N.C., Potts, W.M. & Rajkaran, A. 2017, "The relationship between habitat complexity and nursery provision for an estuarine-dependent fish species in a permanently open South African Estuary", Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 198, pp. 183-192.

Lennox, R.J., Aarestrup, K., Cooke, S.J., Cowley, P.D., Deng, Z.D., Fisk, A.T., Harcourt, R.G., Heupel, M., Hinch, S.G., Holland, K.N., Hussey, N.E., Iverson, S.J., Kessel, S.T., Kocik, J.F., Lucas, M.C., Flemming, J.M., Nguyen, V.M., Stokesbury, M.J.W., Vagle, S., Vanderzwaag, D.L., Whoriskey, F.G. & Young, N. 2017, "Envisioning the Future of Aquatic Animal Tracking: Technology, Science, and Application", Bioscience, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 884-896. OA

Majewska, R., de Vijver, B.V., Nasrolahi, A., Ehsanpour, M., Afkhami, M., Bolaños, F., Iamunno, F., Santoro, M. & de Stefano, M. 2017, "Shared Epizoic Taxa and Differences in Diatom Community Structure Between Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) from Distant Habitats", Microbial ecology, , pp. 1-10.

Mangadze, T., Wasserman, R.J. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Use of Diatom Communities as Indicators of Conductivity and Ionic Composition in a Small Austral Temperate River System", Water, air, and soil pollution, vol. 228, no. 11.  art. no. 428.

Marr, S.M., Ellender, B.R., Woodford, D.J., Alexander, M.E., Wasserman, R.J., Ivey, P., Zengeya, T. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Evaluating invasion risk for freshwater fishes in South Africa", Bothalia, vol. 47, no. 2.

Marshall, B., Chakona, A., Tweddle, D., Skelton, P., Bills, R. & Minshull, J. 2017, "The composition and health of fishes in residual dry season habitats in southern Africa (Strauch et al. 2015)", Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 203-206.

Marufu, L., Dalu, T., Phiri, C. & Nhiwatiwa, T. 2017, "Diet composition changes in tigerfish of Lake Kariba following an invasion by redclaw crayfish", Annales de Limnologie, vol. 53, pp. 47-56.

Matobole, R.M., Van Zyl, L.J., Parker-Nance, S., Davies-Coleman, M.T. & Trindade, M. 2017, "Antibacterial Activities of Bacteria Isolated from the Marine Sponges Isodictya compressa and Higginsia bidentifera Collected from Algoa Bay, South Africa", Marine Drugs, vol. 15, no. 2.   (Special Issue Antibacterial Marine Pharmacology).

Melly, B.L., McGregor, G., Hofmeyr, G.J.G. & Plön, S. 2017, "Spatio-temporal distribution and habitat preferences of cetaceans in Algoa Bay, South Africa", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, , pp. 1-15.

Minter, L.R., Netherlands, E.C. & Du Preez, L.H. 2017, "Uncovering a hidden diversity: Two new species of Breviceps (Anura: Brevicipitidae) from northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa", Zootaxa, vol. 4300, no. 2, pp. 195-216

Murray TS, Cowley PD, Childs A-R, Bennett RH. 2017. Philopatry and dispersal of juvenile leervis Lichia amia (Teleostei: Carangidae) tagged in a warm-temperate South African estuary. African Journal of Marine Science39(1): 59-68.

Nodo, P., James, N.C., Childs, A.-. & Nakin, M.D.V. 2017, "The impact of river flooding and high flow on the demersal fish assemblages of the freshwater-dominated Great Fish Estuary, South Africa", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 491-502.

Netherlands, E.C., Cook, C.A., Du Preez, L.H., Vanhove, M.P.M., Brendonck, L. & Smit, N.J. 2017, "Monophyly of the species of Hepatozoon (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) parasitizing (African) anurans, with the description of three new species from hyperoliid frogs in South Africa", Parasitology, , pp. 1-12. OA

Nhiwatiwa, T. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Seasonal variation in pans in relation to limno-chemistry, size, hydroperiod, and river connectivity in a semi-arid subtropical region", Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, vol. 97, pp. 37-45.

Nhiwatiwa, T., Dalu, T. & Brendonck, L. 2017, "Impact of irrigation based sugarcane cultivation on the Chiredzi and Runde Rivers quality, Zimbabwe", Science of the Total Environment, [Epub ahead of print]

Nhiwatiwa, T., Brendonck, L. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Understanding factors structuring zooplankton and macroinvertebrate assemblages in ephemeral pans", Limnologica, vol. 64, pp. 11-19.  

Nhiwatiwa, T. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Seasonal variation in pans in relation to limno-chemistry, size, hydroperiod, and river connectivity in a semi-arid subtropical region", Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, vol. 97, pp. 37-45.

Nhiwatiwa, T., Dalu, T. & Brendonck, L. 2017, "Impact of irrigation based sugarcane cultivation on the Chiredzi and Runde Rivers quality, Zimbabwe", Science of the Total Environment, vol. 587-588, pp. 316-325.

Nunes, A.L., Hoffman, A.C., Zengeya, T.A., Measey, G.J. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, found in South Africa 22 years after attempted eradication", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, .

Nunes, A.L., Zengeya, T.A., Measey, G.J. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Freshwater crayfish invasions in South Africa: past, present and potential future", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 309-323.

Nunes, A.L., Zengeya, T.A., Hoffman, A.C., John Measey, G. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Distribution and establishment of the alien australian redclaw crayfish, cherax quadricarinatus, in South Africa and Swaziland", PeerJ, vol. 2017, no. 4 OA

Ockhuis, S., Huggett, J.A., Gouws, G. & Sparks, C. 2017, "The ‘suitcase hypothesis’: Can entrainment of meroplankton by eddies provide a pathway for gene flow between Madagascar and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?", African Journal of Marine Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 435-451.

Olds, A.D., Vargas-Fonseca, E., Connolly, R.M., Gilby, B.L., Huijbers, C.M., Hyndes, G.A., Layman, C.A., Whitfield, A.K. & Schlacher, T.A. 2017, "The ecology of fish in the surf zones of ocean beaches: A global review", Fish and Fisheries,

Peer, N., Gouws, G., Lazo-Wasem, E., Perissinotto, R. & Miranda, N.A.F. 2017, "Redescription of Potamonautes sidneyi (Rathbun, 1904) (Decapoda, Potamonautidae) and description of a new congeneric species from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa", ZooKeys, vol. 2017, no. 657, pp. 1-28. OA

Petersen, R.M., Hoffman, A.C., Kotze, P. & Marr, S.M. 2017, "First record of the invasive Australian redclaw crayfish cherax quadricarinatus (Von Martens, 1868) in the Crocodile river, Kruger National Park, South Africa", Koedoe, vol. 59, no. 1. OA

Riato, L., Della Bella, V., Leira, M., Taylor, J.C. & Oberholster, P.J. 2017, "A diatom functional-based approach to assess changing environmental conditions in temporary depressional wetlands", Ecological Indicators, vol. 78, pp. 205-213.

Sara, J.R., Weyl, O.L.F., Marr, S.M., Smit, W.J., Fouché, P.S.O. & Luus-Powell, W.J. 2017, "Gill net catch composition and catch per unit effort in flag Boshielo Dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa", Water SA, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 463-469. OA

Shelton, J., Weyl, O., Van Der Walt, J., Marr, S., Impson, D., Maciejewski, K., Tye, D., Dallas, H. & Esler, K. 2017, "Effect of an intensive mechanical removal effort on a population of non-native rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in a South African headwater stream", Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, .

Sungani, H., Ngatunga, B.P., Koblmüller, S., Mäkinen, T., Skelton, P.H. & Genner, M.J. 2017, "Multiple colonisations of the Lake Malawi catchment by the genus Opsaridium (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)", Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, vol. 107, pp. 256-265.

Svitin, R. & du Preez, L. 2017, "Amphibiophilus mooiensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Amphibiophilidae), a parasite of Amietia delalandii (Duméril & Bibron) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) from South Africa", Systematic parasitology, , pp. 1-9.

Taylor, G.C., Hill, J.M., Jackson, M.C., Peel, R.A. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Estimating δ15N fractionation and adjusting the lipid correction equation using Southern African freshwater fishes", PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no. 5. OA

Taylor, G.C. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017, "Age, growth and reproduction of non-native largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides (Lacépède, 1802) populations in two temperate African impoundments", Journal of Applied Ichthyology, .

Turpie, J.K., Forsythe, K.J., Knowles, A., Blignaut, J. & Letley, G. 2017, "Mapping and valuation of South Africa's ecosystem services: A local perspective", Ecosystem Services, .

van der Bank, H.F., Bezeng, B.S. & Skelton, P.H. 2017, "Systematic reinstatement of Schilbe depressirostris (Peters, 1852), based on differences in DNA barcoding and morphology, from Schilbe intermedius Rüppell, 1832 (Siluriformes, Schilbeidae)", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 375-379.

van der Walt, K-A., Swartz, E.R., Woodford, D. & Weyl, O. 2017, "Using genetics to prioritise headwater stream fish populations of the Marico barb, Enteromius motebensis Steindachner 1894, for conservation action", Koedoe, vol. 59, no. 1. OA

Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A. & Kemper, J.M. 2017, "Hydrolagus erithacus sp. Nov. (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and Southwestern Indian oceans", Zootaxa, vol. 4226, no. 4, pp. 509-520.

Wasserman, R.J., Whitfield, A.K., Welch, R.J. & Dalu, T. 2017, "Are nest sites a limiting resource for speleophilic nesting fishes in sand dominated temporarily open/closed estuaries?", Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 187-192.

Weyl, O.L.F., Nunes, A.L., Ellender, B.R., Weyl, P.S.R., Chilala, A.C., Jacobs, F.J., Murray-Hudson, M. & Douthwaite, R.J. 2017, "Why suggesting Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus as biological control agents for snails is a bad idea", African Journal of Aquatic Science, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 325-327.

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