Predicted impacts of climate warming on aerobic performance and upper thermal tolerance of six tropical freshwater fishes spanning three continents

This study assessed survival, growth, aerobic performance and critical thermal maxima (CTmax) following acute and 21 d exposures to temperatures up to 4°C higher than current maxima for six species of freshwater fishes indigenous to tropical countries and of importance for human consumption.

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D. Lapointe, M.S. Cooperman, L.J. Chapman, T.D. Clark, A.L. Val, M.S. Ferreira, J.S. Balirwa, D. Mbabazi, M. Mwanja, L. Chhom, L. Hannah, L. Kaufman, A.P. Farrell, and S.J. Cooke

Publication Date

15 October 2018

Publication Name

Conservation Physiology


Climate change, Thermal maxima, Equatorial fisheries, Inland fisheries, Food security