Fishes of the Lagunas Encadenadas (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), a wetland of international importance

Miquelarena, Amalia M and Lopez, Hugo L (1995) Fishes of the Lagunas Encadenadas (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), a wetland of international importance. Freshwater Forum, 5(1), pp. 48-53.

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Abstract

The Lagunas Encadenadas form a large endorheic wetland. The system comprises a chain of five main lagoons (Alsina, Chochico, Del Monte, Del Venado, and Epecuen). During two recent collection trips, 13 species of fish were caught. From the collected material and available data in the literature the following points can be made: The fish fauna of this wetland comprises 18 species from 11 families and six orders. Four species (Cyprinus carpio, Hoplias malabaricus, Loricariichthys anus and Parapimelodus valenciennis) are new records for these water bodies. Fish species diversity decreases from east to west, ie from the most freshwater lagoon (Alsina, with 15 species) to the most saline (Epecuen, 1 species). A similar diversity pattern has been found in zooplankton species.

Item Type: Article
Title: Fishes of the Lagunas Encadenadas (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), a wetland of international importance
Personal Creator/Author:
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Miquelarena, Amalia M
Lopez, Hugo L
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 48-53
Date: 1995
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address: library@fba.org.uk
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brackishwater fish; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Lagoon fisheries; Lenitic environment; New records; Argentina; Encadenadas Lagoons
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Limnology
Item ID: 4558
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 12:34
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:14
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4558

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