Check List 16(5): 1395-1406, doi: 10.15560/16.5.1395
First records of freshwater fish species in Colombia: extending the distribution of 17 Amazonian and Orinoco fish species
expand article infoJuan D. Bogotá-Gregory§, Flavio C. T. Lima|, Carlos DoNascimiento, Astrid Acosta-Santos#, Francisco A. Navarro-Villa¤, Edwin Agudelo Córdoba#
‡ Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas Sinchi, Leticia, Colombia§ University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States of America| Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil¶ Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Villa de Leyva, Colombia# Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científica-SINCHI, Grupo de Ecosistemas Acuáticos, Leticia, Colombia¤ Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia
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Based on a rigorous analysis of fish collections of the Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas (Sinchi) and new collections by us, we report new Colombian records and geographical range extensions for freshwater fish species. The new occurrences include representatives of four taxonomic orders, eight families, and 13 genera. Our findings expand the geographic ranges of fish species within the Amazon and Orinoco basins and include species reported from Colombia for the first time. This information is fundamental for completion of species inventories, as well as analyses of freshwater fish diversity patterns at macroecological scales. In addition, our data provide useful information for the formulation of strategies for the conservation, management, and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Cis-Andean, freshwater ichthyofauna, geographical distribution, Neotropics, range extensions