First record of Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha), the "pirarucu", in the upper Paraná River basin, Southeast Brazil

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Carvalho, Fernando; Casatti, Lilian; Manzotti, Angelo; Ravazzi, Délcero;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
  • Journal: issn: 1809-127X
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15560/11.5.1729
  • Subject: Água Vermelha Dam | Arapaimatidae | Rio Grande | exotic species | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Arapaima gigas (Schinz), the “pirarucu”, is one of largest freshwater fish of the Neotropical region, naturally occurring in the Amazon, Essequibo, and Orinoco river basins. Herein, it is first recorded from the Grande River, in the upper Paraná River basin. This record... View more
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