Check List 11(1): e19152, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1554
First record of Lopescladius Oliveira, 1967 (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) in the Piranhas-Açu River basin, Brazil, with ecological notes on its habitat use
expand article infoRafaela Lima de Farias, Thuanny Fernanda Braga Alencar§, Elvio S.F. Medeiros§
‡ Universidade Estadual da Paraíba; , Jardim Cidade Universitária, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Brazil
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The present study describes a new site of occurrence for the genus Lopescladius in Brazil and reports the first record for the Piranhas-Açu River basin, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil. This new occurrence expands the distribution of the genus and adds to the knowledge of the chironomid fauna. The presence of this genus in an intermittent stream highlights the importance of future research on this type of aquatic system as well as ecological aspects related to Lopescladius.
new occurrence; Chironomidae; habitat preference; intermittent stream