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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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.
|Title:||Fishes of the Lagunas Encadenadas (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina), a wetland of international importance|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 48-53|
|Contact Email Address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Brackishwater fish; Freshwater fish; Inland fisheries; Lagoon fisheries; Lenitic environment; New records; Argentina; Encadenadas Lagoons|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2010 13:34|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 18:14|
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