MOZAMBIQUE 2009(MZCS/ 09)Matej Polacik, Peter Vallo, Radim BlazekFebruary 2009
Code MZCS (MoZambique, Czecho
Slovak Expedition) 2009 The scientific expedition of Czech Academy of Sciences (Matej Polacik, Peter Vallo, Radim Blazek) in February 2009 followed our field trip in 2008. We have imported three populations of N. orthonotus and 4 populations from N. rachovii complex. Some fish and eggs were donated to killifish breeders in 2009 and appeared to establish in captivity. All photographs are copyrighted to Radim Blazek. Submitted by Martin Reichard, two more collecting trips to Mozambique are planned for the fist part of 2010.LIST OF IMPORTED POPULATIONS, WITH THEIR CODES:N. rachovii MZCS 233Rio Savane (road from Beira towards Rio Savane, about 7 km before Rio Savane). Black type rachovii, showing some similarities to blue Beira type (possessing blue colour, but unlike typical blue rachovii it lacks orange colour altogether) fish that inhabit sites less than 20 km apart.N. orthonotus MZCS 233 Rio Savane (road from Beira towards Rio Savane, about 7 km before Rio Savane). N. rachovii MZCS 249 Quelimane, orange type (less than 5 km from the Quelimane town). Fish were heavily parasitized when collectedN. orthonotus MZCS 249 Quelimane (less than 5 km from the Quelimane town). Fish were heavily parasitized when collectedN. rachovii MZCS 260 Luala, orange type (about 60 km after ferry across the Zambezi River towards Quelimane, near the Luala River). N. orthonotus MZCS 260 Luala (about 60 km after ferry across the Zambezi River towards Quelimane, near the Luala River).
N. rachovii MZCS 08/1 lower Limpopo, black type (30 km north after crossing the Limpopo River bridge towards Mabalane), site already visited in 2008, but live fish imported in 2009
The following pictures show fish collected (among many others), but not importedin 2008