Journal Article

Aquatic biota of different karst habitats in epigean and subterranean systems of Central Brazil – visibility versus relevance of taxa

Simões, L.B., dos Santos Ferreira, T.C. and Bichuette, M.E.

Record Number:
4172
Year:
2013
Journal:
Subterranean Biology
Pages:
55-74
Volume:
11
Abstract:
The karstic area of São Domingos, central Brazil, holds extensive drainage systems. In order to understand its biodiversity, various volumes of water were filtered with planktonic nets in stretches of subterranean and superficial rivers on five different occasions. We sampled four drips (152L), three calcite pools (368L), two subterranean rivers fed mainly by percolation water (6,395L), two subterranean rivers fed mainly by water coming from a sinkhole (4,175L) along different caves, one resurgence (158L), and four epigean rivers (101,690L). Physical and chemical variables were measured at some sites. Canonical Correlation Analysis was used to verify relationships between taxa and environment. The degree of similarity of the biota was assessed by cluster analysis (Sorensen, single linkage). There were records of exclusive taxa in epigean and subterranean samples, mainly in drips, which harbour the most unique fauna. The high richness of taxa presently recorded reveals the potential of the vadose zone biota in the tropical region, which was neglected in studies on Brazilian subterranean biodiversity. According to our results, the unsaturated zone tropical fauna may have different composition compared to that from temperate habitats. The studied communities were dominated by rotifers, while crustacean are predominant in the latter. The hypothesis can be clarified with the increase of long term studies and taxa identification at species level, besides the use of complementary sampling methods.
Times Cited:
2
Related Records:
Bichuette, M.E., Garz, M.A. and Moller, D. (2001)
Preliminary studies on cave-dwelling catfishes, Ituglanis sp., from Goias, Brazil
Bichuette, M.E., Garz, M.A. and Moller, D. (2001)
Preliminary studies on cave-dwelling catfishes, Ituglanis sp., from Goias, Brazil
Fernandez, L. and Bichuette, M.E. (2002)
A new cave dwelling species of Ituglanis from the Sao Domingos karst, central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. (2002)
Behaviour of subterranean catfishes, genus Ituglanis, from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Fernandez, L. and Bichuette, M.E. (2002)
A new cave dwelling species of Ituglanis from the Sao Domingos karst, central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. (2002)
Behaviour of subterranean catfishes, genus Ituglanis, from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. (2003)
Distribuicao, biologia, ecologia populacional e comportamento de peixes subterraneos, generos Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) da area carstica de Sao Domingos, nordeste de Goias
Bichuette, M.E. (2003)
Distribuicao, biologia, ecologia populacional e comportamento de peixes subterraneos, generos Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) da area carstica de Sao Domingos, nordeste de Goias
Bichuette, M.E. (2004)
Population ecology of troglobitic catfishes, genus Ituglanis, from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. (2004)
Population ecology of troglobitic catfishes, genus Ituglanis, from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2004)
Three new subterranean species of Ituglanis from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2004)
Three new subterranean species of Ituglanis from central Brazil (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Pipan, T. (2005)
Epikarst - A promising habitat
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2008)
Ituglanis mambai, a new subterranean catfish from a karst area of Central Brazil, rio Tocantins basin (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2008)
Ituglanis mambai, a new subterranean catfish from a karst area of Central Brazil, rio Tocantins basin (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Simões, L.B., dos Santos Ferreira, T.C. and Bichuette, M.E. (2013)
Aquatic biota of different karst habitats in epigean and subterranean systems of Central Brazil – visibility versus relevance of taxa
Simões, L.B., dos Santos Ferreira, T.C. and Bichuette, M.E. (2013)
Aquatic biota of different karst habitats in epigean and subterranean systems of Central Brazil – visibility versus relevance of taxa
von Schimonsky, D.M. and Bichuette, M.E. (2013)
A expressão do comportamento agonístico em Ituglanis ramiroi Bichuette and Trajano 2004 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e sua aplicação para conservação
Monteiro Neto, D. and Bichuette, M.E. (2013)
A expressão do comportamento agonístico em Ituglanis ramiroi Bichuette and Trajano 2004 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e sua aplicação para conservação
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. (2014)
Ituglanis boticario, a new troglomorphic catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from Mambai karst area, central Brazil
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. (2014)
Ituglanis boticario, a new troglomorphic catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from Mambai karst area, central Brazil
Culver, D.C. and Pipan, T (2014)
Shallow subterranean habitats: Ecology, evolution and conservation
Datovo, A., Aquino P. de P.U. and Langeani, F. (2016)
A new species of Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Tocantins and Paranaíba river basins, central Brazil, with remarks on the systematics of the genus
Datovo, A., Aquino P. de P.U. and Langeani, F. (2016)
A new species of Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from the Tocantins and Paranaíba river basins, central Brazil, with remarks on the systematics of the genus
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. (2017)
The laterosensory canal system in epigean and subterranean Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with comments about troglomorphism and the phylogeny of the genus
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. (2017)
The laterosensory canal system in epigean and subterranean Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with comments about troglomorphism and the phylogeny of the genus
Ochoa, L.E., Roxo, F.F., DoNascimiento, C., Sabaj, M.H., Datovo, A., Alfaro, M. and Oliveira, C. (2017)
Multilocus analysis of the catfish family Trichomycteridae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes) supporting a monophyletic Trichomycterinae
Ochoa, L.E., Roxo, F.F., DoNascimiento, C., Sabaj, M.H., Datovo, A., Alfaro, M. and Oliveira, C. (2017)
Multilocus analysis of the catfish family Trichomycteridae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes) supporting a monophyletic Trichomycterinae
Katz, A.M., Barbosa, M.A., de Oliveira Mattos, J.L. and Moreira da Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018)
Multigene analysis of the catfish genus Trichomycterus and description of a new South American trichomycterine genus (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae)
Katz, A.M., Barbosa, M.A., de Oliveira Mattos, J.L. and Moreira da Costa, W.J.E.M. (2018)
Multigene analysis of the catfish genus Trichomycterus and description of a new South American trichomycterine genus (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Fernandes, C.S., Batalha, M.A., Bichuette, M.E. (2019)
Dark diversity in the dark: a new approach to subterranean conservation
Fernandez, L., Arroyave, J. and Schaefer, S.A. (2021)
Emerging patterns in phylogenetic studies of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei, Siluriformes) and the contribution of Andean diversity
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2021)
Monitoring Brazilian cavefish: Ecology and conservation of four threatened catfish of genus Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from central Brazil
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2021)
Monitoring Brazilian cavefish: Ecology and conservation of four threatened catfish of genus Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from central Brazil