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Title: The fish fauna of Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Singapore
Authors: Li, Tianjiao
Chay, Chee Kin
Lim, Wei Hao
Cai, Yixiong
Keywords: Nee Soon Swamp Forest
Freshwater fish
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Li, T., Chay, C. K., Lim, W. H., & Cai, Y. (2016). The fish fauna of Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 32, 56-84.
Conference: Biodiversity Research Symposium 2014
Abstract: The Nee Soon Swamp Forest is the last remaining primary freshwater swamp forest in Singapore and contains almost half of its native and threatened freshwater fauna. As the last in-depth fauna study of freshwater fishes in NSSF was published nearly two decades ago, eight series of surveys were carried out over a year to document the species currently present and to update their conservation status. Of the 36 species found, 30 are native to Singapore and six are likely to be introduced from elsewhere in Southeast Asia (4), East Asia (1) and the New World (1). One native species, Barbodes lateristriga is documented for the first time in Nee Soon Swamp Forest. Spatial and temporal differences in the mean abundance of fishes found, as well as interesting distribution patterns of freshwater fish in Nee Soon Swamp Forest are crucial in the formulation of conservation strategies to safeguard the current diversity of fish species, many of which are critically endangered or threatened at the national level in the rapidly developing Singapore.
Schools: School of Biological Sciences 
Rights: © 2016 National University of Singapore. This paper was published in Raffles Bulletin of Zoology and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of National University of Singapore. The published version is available at: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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