Check List 12(2): e19469, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1867
Fishes of Alto Jacuí sub-basin: a poorly studied sub-basin of northwestern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
expand article infoKarine O. Bonato, Clarice B. Fialho
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Open Access
The streams in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (mainly in the Alto Jacuí sub-basin belonging to the Laguna dos Patos system) have scarce information about their ichthyofauna. Thereby for providing information about stream species, the purpose of the present study was to inventory the ichthyofauna of the streams of the Alto Jacuí sub-basin, located in northwestern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The samples were taken bimonthly from June 2012 to June 2013 using electrofishing technique in 10 streams. A total of 13,247 specimens were collected belonging to 42 species, 10 families and six orders. We report the occurrence of five new species that have not yet been described by researchers.
stream; Alto Jacuí sub-basin; Laguna dos Patos system; ichthyofauna inventory