Check List 13(3): e19757, doi: 10.15560/13.3.2156
The ichthyofauna in the influence area of the Lajeado reservoir, Tocantins state, Brazil
expand article infoRenata Bartolette, Carolina Santos Vieira, amille Ferreira Lima Santos, Carlos Danillo Costa Santos, Jefferson Santos Vitória Luduvice, Tamires Silva Passos, Thiago D’avilla, Bruna Oliveira Nascimento, Dário Ernesto, Fernando Henrique Argolo, Alexandre José Mendonça Aguiar, Fernanda Argolo, Marlene Silva Almeida Pereira, Tainara Farias Santos, Marcelo Fulgêncio Guedes Brito
‡ Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil
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Five rivers and 13 streams in the influence area of the Lajeado reservoir (upper-middle Tocantins River) were sampled in 5 expeditions. A total of 194 fish species were recorded and with the Characiformes and Siluriformes predominant, following the observed pattern for the Neotropical region. As expected, the families with greater richness were Characidae, Loricariidae and Cichlidae. Three species listed as Endangered were collected: Mylesinus paucisquamatus Jégu & Santos, 1988, Melanorivulus litteratus (Costa, 2010) and Paratrygon aiereba (Müller & Henle, 1841).
Species inventory; fish fauna; Neotropical Region; Amazon Basin; Characiformes; Siluriformes; endangered species