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Rapid assessment of the ichthyofauna of the southern Guiana Shield tributaries of the Amazonas River in Pará, Brazil

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Guilherme M. DUTRA [1] ; Tiago M. S. FREITAS ; Bruno S. PRUDENTE [3] ; Gilberto N. SALVADOR [4] ; Manuela D. V. LEÃO [5] ; Luiz A. W. PEIXOTO [6] ; Marina B. MENDONÇA [7] ; André L. NETTO-FERREIRA [8] ; Fabio R. SILVA [9] ; Luciano F. A. MONTAG [10] ; Wolmar B. WOSIACKI [11]
Total Authors: 11
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[1] Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
[3] Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia - Brasil
[4] Universidade Federal do Pará. Laboratório de Ecologia e e Conservação - Brasil
[5] Museu Nacional. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Departamento de Vertebrados - Brasil
[6] Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
[7] Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Campus de Pesquisa. Coordenação de Zoologia - Brasil
[8] Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Instituto de Biociências. Departamento de Zoologia - Brasil
[9] Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Campus de Pesquisa. Coordenação de Zoologia - Brasil
[10] Universidade Federal do Pará. Laboratório de Ecologia e e Conservação - Brasil
[11] Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Campus de Pesquisa. Coordenação de Zoologia - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 11
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Amazonica; v. 50, n. 1, p. 24-36, 2020-03-02.
Abstract

ABSTRACT The Northern Pará Drainage System encompasses the left-bank tributaries of the Amazonas River in the southern Guiana Shield region of Pará state, Brazil. Five of the region’s state protected areas are considered strategic for the conservation of its biodiversity. In the present study, we assessed the ichthyofauna of the five state protected areas of the Northern Pará Drainage System. Seven expeditions were conducted between January 2008 and January 2009, which surveyed stretches of the Cuminá, Cuminapanema, Curuá, Jari, Mapuera, Nhamundá, and Paru rivers. These surveys yielded 286 species belonging to 38 families and eight orders, including seven new records of fish species for Brazil, six of which are also new records for the Amazon basin. Our results provide a valuable database for future research and conservation programs in the protected areas of the region. (AU)