Check List 3(4): 291-296, doi: 10.15560/3.4.291
Fish, Marmelos Conservation Area (BX044), Madeira River basin, states of Amazonas and Rondônia, Brazil
expand article infoMauricio Camargo, Tommaso Giarrizzo§
‡ Universidade Federal do Pará; Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica do Pará, Brazil§ Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica do Pará, Brazil
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The present study provides a species list of fish from the Marmelos River Area – BX044 in the states of Amazonas and Rondônia in northern Brazil. During a Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) performed in October and November of 2003, 133 fish species from six orders and 24 families were recorded. The most diverse families were Characidae (47 species), Cichlidae (15 species), Loricariidae (12 species) and Pimelodidae (7 species). 23 fish species were common to the entire river basin and 4 were endemic to the aquatic system studied.