Check List 9(1): 4-8, doi: 10.15560/9.1.4
Cladocerans (Crustacea: Anomopoda and Ctenopoda) of the Sempre Vivas National Park, Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoFrancisco Diogo Rocha Sousa, Lourdes Maria Abdu Elmoor-Loureiro
‡ Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Open Access
Protected areas are designed to maintain environmental conditions that favor the occurrence of a wide variety of taxa. However, few studies have devoted attention to inventories of biota in these areas. In this study, we provide a checklist of cladocerans for the poorly studied Sempre Vivas National Park, Minas Gerais state. Samples were collected in lotic and lentic environments, with a total of 27 species being recorded and the highest contribution coming from the Chydoridae family (21 spp.). Minas Gerais state is widely studied in relation to cladoceran fauna; nevertheless, the results indicate three new records. The genus Monospilus was reported for the first time in the Neotropical region.