Check List 17(6): 1627-1631, doi: 10.15560/17.6.1627
First record and range extension of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) (Bivalvia, Cyrenidae) in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, Goiás, Brazil
expand article infoYan Felipe Figueira Soares§, Maria Júlia Martins-Silva|
‡ Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil§ Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil| Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
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Abstract

Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) is an Asian freshwater clam that is widely distributed throughout the world through multiple introductions. Its invasion can cause environmental and economic damage. In Brazil, C. fluminea is recorded in all major hydrographic basins. Here, we report the first record of C. fluminea in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region of Goiás, Brazil. This new record extends the known distribution of this species to a conserved area in the Cerrado biome, towards areas of interest for conservation and integral protection units of the biodiversity.

Keywords
Central-Western Region, Cerrado, freshwater mollusk, invasive species