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Title: Fish collection of the universidade federal de rondônia: Its importance to the knowledge of amazonian fish diversity
Other Titles: A coleção ictiológica da Universidade Federal de Rondônia: Sua importância para o conhecimento da diversidade de peixes da Amazônia
Authors: Ohara, Willian Massaharu
Queiroz, Luiz Jardim de
Zuanon, Jansen
Torrente-Vilara, Gislene
Vieira, Fabíola Gomes
Dória, Carolina Rodrigues da Costa
Keywords: Biodiversity
Controlled Study
Environmental Protection
Species Composition
Species Conservations
Species Diversity
Species Identification
Species Richness
Issue Date: 2015
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Acta Scientiarum - Biological Sciences
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 37, Número 2, Pags. 251-258
Abstract: Biological collections preserve the biodiversity of a nation. The fish collection of the Universidade Federal de Rondônia, recently established, contains about 41% of freshwater fish species known to occur in Brazil, and 24% of South America. The biological material is distributed into 1,067 species, 21,963 lots and 149,192 specimens, gathered during five years of work. From this collection, 99% of the lots have georeferenced location, and 94% of the species were sampled in the Madeira River basin, the largest tributary in flow, drainage area and sediment discharge of the Amazonas River basin. Among the 1,008 species collected in the Madeira River basin, 80% were reviewed by Brazilian, North American and French experts, and represents the highest richness among tributaries of the Amazonas River and other rivers worldwide. Fish collection from the Madeira River basin deposited in the ichthyological collection of the Universidade Federal de Rondônia accounts for about 75% of the lots and specimens of fish from that basin available for study in collections worldwide. © 2015 Eduem - Editora da Universidade Estadual de Maringa. All rights reserved.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v37i2.26920
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