publication . Article . 2015

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

Carvalho, Fernando; Casatti, Lilian; Manzotti, Angelo; Ravazzi, Délcero;
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  • Published: 09 Sep 2015 Journal: Check List (issn: 1809-127X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Abstract
<jats:p>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.</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Arapaimatidae, Rio Grande, Água Vermelha Dam, exotic species, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Fishery, Biology, Ecology, Drainage basin, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Arapaima gigas, ved/biology.organism_classification_rank.species, ved/biology, Teleostei, biology.organism_classification, Freshwater fish, Introduced species, Osteoglossomorpha, Amazon rainforest
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publication . Article . 2015

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

Carvalho, Fernando; Casatti, Lilian; Manzotti, Angelo; Ravazzi, Délcero;