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

Fernando Carvalho; Lilian Casatti; Angelo Rodrigo Manzotti; Délcero C. W. Ravazzi;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2015 Journal: Check List, volume 11, issue 5, pages 1-4
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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 is based on the finding of one dead specimen on the left margin of the Grande River, and in situ observation of juveniles and adults in the river.
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free text keywords: Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Arapaimatidae, Rio Grande, Água Vermelha Dam, exotic species, Introduced species, Osteoglossomorpha, biology.organism_classification, biology, Geography, Ecology, Freshwater fish, Arapaima gigas, ved/biology.organism_classification_rank.species, ved/biology, Fishery, Teleostei, Structural basin, Drainage basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, Amazon rainforest
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