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Amphibians of varzea environments and floating meadows of the oxbow lakes of the Middle Purus River, Amazonas, Brazil

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Ramalho, Werther Pereira [1, 2] ; Andrade, Murilo Sousa [3] ; Assis de Matos, Lucicleia Railene [4] ; Soares Vieira, Lisandro Juno [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Acre, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Manejo Recursos Nat, Rio Branco, AC - Brazil
[2] Inst Boitata Etnobiol & Conservacao Fauna, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Ciencias Biol, Lab Ecol Comunidades, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Acre, Lab Herpetol, Rio Branco, AC - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 16, n. 1 JAN-MAR 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Despite the historical knowledge on amphibians of the Purus River basin, basic information on assemblages is fragmented, with gaps in knowledge existing at various scales, which limits conservation strategies. This study provides information on the composition, richness and abundance of the amphibian fauna in varzea environments and floating meadows of the oxbow lakes of the Middle Purus River between the Boca do Acre and Pauini municipalities, Amazonas, Brazil. We sampled six oxbow lakes using forty-seven 200-meter transects, distributed among the ``floating meadows,'' ``high varzea'' and ``low varzea,'' from April to January 2014. We recorded 59 species, with the family Hylidae being predominant. This amphibian fauna represents approximately 19% of the species known for the Amazon, 28% for Amazonas State and 45% of the species recorded so far in the Purus River, increasing the richness of the basin to 132 species. Eight species were considered rare, and 29 are endemic to the Amazon. This study adds to the knowledge on the amphibian species of the Amazonian lowlands, including the expansion of known distributions, as well as increases the knowledge of several species that are locally rare, endemic and/or that are data deficient regarding distribution and ecology. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52315-7 - Top predators of food chain
Grantee:Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants