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Biota Neotropica

Print version ISSN 1806-129XOn-line version ISSN 1676-0611

Abstract

AZEVEDO-SANTOS, Valter M.; COELHO, Paula N.  and  DEPRA, Gabriel de Carvalho. Ichthyofauna of the Ribeirão Frutal and tributaries, upper Rio Paraná basin, Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.3, e20180517.  Epub May 21, 2018. ISSN 1806-129X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2018-0517.

The Ribeirão Frutal basin is located within the upper Rio Paraná system, in the Frutal municipality, Minas Gerais State, Southeastern Brazil. Until now, there was no complete ichthyological survey published for this small basin. Therefore, here we provided a list of fish species from the Ribeirão Frutal and some of its tributaries. We found 31 species of fishes representing five orders and ten families. We identify a likely undescribed and five non-native species in the Frutal basin. Lastly, we recommend new surveys of fishes in small hydrographic basins within upper Rio Paraná system.

Keywords : Ichthyology; inventory; Neotropical region; Rio Grande; survey.

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