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Fishes of the Cusiana River (Meta River basin, Colombia), with an identification key to its species

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Urbano-Bonilla, Alexander [1] ; Ballen, Gustavo A. [1, 2] ; Herrera-R, Guido A. [1, 3] ; Zamudio, Jhon [1, 4] ; Herrera-Collazos, Edgar E. [1] ; DoNascimiento, Carlos [5] ; Prada-Pedreros, Saul [1] ; Maldonado-Ocampo, Javier A. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Lab Ictiol, Unidad Ecol & Sistemat UNESIS, Dept Biol, Fac Ciencias, Carrera 7 43-82, Bogota, DC - Colombia
[2] Museu Zoo Univ Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 42494, BR-04218970 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Paul Sabatier, 118 Route Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse - France
[4] Fdn Reserva Nat Palmita, Ctr Invest, Grp Invest Territori El Uso & Conservac Biodiver, Carrera 4 58-59, Oficina 301, Bogota, DC - Colombia
[5] Claustro San Agustin, Colecc Inst Invest Recursos Biol Alexander von Hu, Carrera 8 15-08, Villa De Leyva - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOKEYS; n. 733, p. 65-97, JAN 26 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The Cusiana River sub-basin has been identified as a priority conservation area in the Orinoco region in Colombia due to its high species diversity. This study presents an updated checklist and identification key for fishes of the Cusiana River sub-basin. The checklist was assembled through direct examination of specimens deposited in the main Colombian ichthyological collections. A total of 2020 lots from 167 different localities from the Cusiana River sub-basin were examined and ranged from 153 to 2970 m in elevation. The highest number of records were from the piedmont region (1091, 54.0 %), followed by the Llanos (878, 43.5 %) and Andean (51, 2.5 %). 241 species distributed in 9 orders, 40 families, and 158 genera were found. The fish species richness observed (241), represents 77.7 % of the 314 estimated species (95 % CI = 276.1-394.8). The use of databases to develop lists of fish species is not entirely reliable; therefore taxonomic verification of specimens in collections is essential. The results will facilitate comparisons with other sub-basins of the Orinoquia, which are not categorized as areas of importance for conservation in (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/11558-5 - Fossil freshwater fishes and the biogeography of Northern South America
Grantee:Gustavo Adolfo Ballen Chaparro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 16/02253-1 - Paleoichthyology of the Sincelejo formation (late Pliocene) in northern Colombia
Grantee:Gustavo Adolfo Ballen Chaparro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)