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Acta Amazonica

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Abstract

NOVERAS, Janette; YAMAMOTO, Kedma C.  and  FREITAS, Carlos E.C.. Use of the flooded forest by fish assemblages in lakes of the National Park of Anavilhanas (Amazonas, Brazil). Acta Amaz. [online]. 2012, vol.42, n.4, pp. 561-566. ISSN 0044-5967.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0044-59672012000400015.

We evaluated diversity and distribution of fish species in two habitats: flooded forest and open water of lakes of Rio Negro. Each of four lakes within the Anavilhanas Archipelago was sampled three times from 2009-2010. Species diversity generally was higher in flooded forests and at night, according to correspondence analysis. Predators were most active at night, but showed no preference between the flooded forest and open water habitats. Omnivores, filter feeders, and detritivores were most active during the day.

Keywords : habitat preference; fish species diversity; black-water floodplain lakes.

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