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More than two decades after the introduction of Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker 1857) in La Plata Basin

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Autor(es):
Pessotto, M. A. [1] ; Nogueira, M. G. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, UNESP, Rua Prof Dr Antonio Celso Wagner Zanin S-N, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 78, n. 4, p. 773-784, NOV 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
Resumo

The golden mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, is an Asian freshwater bivalve introduced in South America in the beginning of the 1990's, probably through ballast water releases in La Plata River estuary. It dispersed north through Parana, Uruguay and Paraguay Rivers. The study evaluated the macroscale (18 degrees to 34 degrees S; 45 degrees to 60 degrees W) distribution of L.fortunei (larval stages) in the main rivers and reservoirs of La Plata Basin. Samplings were performed through 68 mu m vertical plankton net hauls. Limnological variables were simultaneously determined. Larvae abundance correlated significantly with oxygen (positively) in summer, with temperature (positively) in winter and with total phosphorus and total nitrogen (both negatively) in winter. We expected densities to decrease towards north (latitudinal gradient) and increase in lentic conditions (reservoirs). Despite maximum density was found near the introduction point (La Plata River) similar value was also observed 2,000 km north (Paraguay River). The first hypothesis was refuted. The second hypothesis was partially accepted. Abundances were consistently higher in summer. Higher trophic conditions and fast flow seem to inhibit population growth. Food resources (chlorophyll a) locally influenced temporal variation. Limnoperna fortunei is widely distributed in La Plata basin, reaching high larval densities superior to 10,000 ind. m(-3), in all major sub-basins. The species exhibits a high intrinsic dispersal ability (free planktonic larvae), wide tolerance to environmental factors and dispersion is potentialized by natural dispersion processes (e.g. fauna displacement) and human facilitation (e.g. commercial navigation). (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/00014-6 - Estudo limnológico dos grandes reservatórios da bacia hidrográfica do Rio da Prata (Brasil, Argentina, Paraguai e Uruguai): uma abordagem espacial geográfica e a influência de processos atuais e históricos
Beneficiário:Marcos Gomes Nogueira
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular