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Title: Sampling freshwater shrimps (Macrobrachium) in West Africa
Author: J.A.B. Bass
Document Type: Monograph
The development and extension of the Onchocerciasis Control Prograinme area and deployment of an increasing range of larvioides in West African rivers has prompted studies on product toxicity to non-target organisms. The present study was instigated to establish the species of freshwater shrimp occurring in the rivers of central Togo and the rivers Maraoue, Sassandra and Comoe (later revised to Bandama) in the Ivory Coast , together with an assessment of methods to establish population size. Around ten species of' Macrobrachium bate have been recorded from "West Africa" and four species are considered to provide fisheries of limited commercial importance. Smaller species, representatives of the Atyiidae De Haan, have also been recorded from this region. In parallel with this study, the potential toxicity of two recently introduced larvicides (permethrin and carbosulfan) to freshwater shrimps was investigated.
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Publication Date: 1986
Publication Place: Dorset
Subject Keywords: CrustaceaPollutantsInsecticidesFreshwater shrimpsToxicityToxicologySamplingPopulation distribution
Geographic Keywords: Africa
Taxonomic Keywords: Macrobrachium bate
Extent: 29
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