A Study of the Aquatic Fauna of the Aripo Savannas

Mary Alkins, Gregory de Souza, M. Julien, M. Koo, R. Lue Chee Lip, S. Shadid


The Aripo Savannas are located within the Long Stretch Forest Reserve in east central Trinidad and are a number of open areas covered with grass-sedge vegetation amidst an extensive area of seasonal marsh forest. As a result of the lack of information on the aquatic fauna and the intrinsic interest of studying a temporary aquatic system, a small group of final-year zoology students of the University of the West Indies conducted a short survey of the aquatic fauna within a small section of the savannas as part of an exercise in community ecology.

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