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Title: The fish fauna of streams in the madeira-purus interfluvial region, Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Barros, Daniela de França
Zuanon, Jansen
Mendonça, Fernando Pereira de
Espirito Santo, Helder Mateus Viana
Galuch, André Vieira
Albernaz, Ana Luísa Kerti Mangabeira
Issue Date: 2011
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Check List
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 7, Número 6, Pags. 768-773
Abstract: Small headwaters streams of the Neotropical region usually have high species richness and diversity. This study aimed to investigate the species composition and abundance of fish fauna in the headwaters streams of the Madeira-Purus interfluvial plain in the Brazilian Amazon. A total of 22 streams of 1st to 3rd order were sampled during two expeditions at two separate locations in April-May and July of 2007. A total of 5508 fishes were captured using hand and small seine nets, belonging to 78 species, 22 families and six orders. Characiformes was the most diverse taxonomic group in the samples, followed by Gymnotiformes and Siluriformes. Our findings indicate that the fish fauna of streams in the Madeira- Purus interfluvial plain is both rich and diverse and should be considered during the implementation of strengthened environmental conservation strategies in this region. © 2011 Check List and Authors.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.15560/11022
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