Check List 17(5): 1277-1284, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1277
Distribution modeling of Psellogrammus kennedyi (Eigenmann, 1903) and new records in the Lower Paranapanema River, Brazil
expand article infoLucas Ribeiro Jarduli§, Alan Deivid Pereira, Diego Azevedo Zoccal Garcia, João Daniel Ferraz, Iago Vinicios Geller, Mario Luís Orsi
‡ Laboratório de Ecologia de Peixes e Invasões Biológicas, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil§ Centro Universitário das Faculdades Integradas de Ourinhos, Ourinhos, Brazil
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Understanding the potential distribution of non-native species can be an important tool in preventing biological invasions. We recorded for the first time Psellogrammus kennedyi, a small non-native characiform, in the Lower Paranapanema River, Brazil. According to environmental variables and prediction modeling, the species presents high potential distribution in the Upper Paraná river basin. The model used herein is an efficient tool to determine where non-native species may be able to establish. This approach can be used as a preventive measure, once the control and eradication measures are often ineffective and uneconomical.

Characidae, dispersal, distribution, freshwater, invasion, Neotropical region, South America, Upper Paraná river basin