Book

Peces de Bolivia Bolivian fishes

Sarmiento, J., Bigorne, R., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M., Maldonado, M., Leciak, E. and Oberdorff, T.

Record Number:
6031
Year:
2014
Pages:
1-211
Publisher:
IRD-BioFresh (EU)
Place Published:
Bolivia
PMCID:
ISBN: 978-99954-1-574-7
Abstract:
The diversity of fish in the Neotropical region is truly remarkable, and arouses the curiosity of many people, not only researchers, but also anglers, aquarium hobbyists or just people interested in Nature. However, the astounding number of species also implies a great difficulty in identifying this myriad of fishes. The accurate classification of a fish at the species level usually involves the need to capture some specimens in the wild, preserve them properly, and spend some time (hours to days, or even more!) examining the fish under a stereomicroscope. Moreover, it is most often necessary to compare morphological characteristics of the specimen with literature data or other specimens deposited in scientific collections. This time-consuming activity is especially needed (and sometimes tedious!) for small-sized species, which make up the vast majority of the Neotropical fish fauna. The task of identifying South American fish is hindered by the scarcity of scientific literature regarding most species. This deficiency impairs the countries of adequately evaluate the fish fauna living in their territories, and greatly hinder efforts to conserve this priceless natural heritage. In this sense, this « Bolivian fishes » book comes at a very good time, and represents a highly valuable contribution to the knowledge of the fish fauna of a large area of the South American continent. Bolivia is a privileged country that harbors an enormous variety of landscapes and water courses. The huge altitudinal gradient from the higher portions of the Andes to the vast Amazonian floodplains generates an amazing diversity of aquatic environments that maintain at least a thousand fish species. The major biogeographic zones constituting Bolivia (Andean highland basins, Bolivian Amazon Basin, and the headwaters of the Paraguay-Paraná Basin) contribute to this high fish richness by incorporating a diversity of ecological conditions and historical components. This book, that I am very pleased to present, includes a list of more than 900 species, with pictures of representative forms of fish families and genera inhabiting Bolivian waters. The text, produced by renowned Bolivian and French experts, also includes highly valuable information on the distribution, preferred habitat, feeding habits, reproduction, human use, origin status (native or introduced), endemism, and threats of the most well-known species. This comprehensive set of information will certainly be an important entry to the knowledge of the fish fauna of Bolivia. I have no doubt that this book will inspire future generations of Bolivian ichthyologists and more generally all those interested in the Neotropical fish fauna, thus contributing to the conservation of this biological treasure.
Times Cited:
2
Related Records:
Goeldi, E. (1905)
Nova zoologica aus der Amazonas-Region. Neue Wirbeltiere
Fuhrmann, O. (1905)
Scleropages formosum und uber Phreatobius cisternarum
Fuhrmann, O. (1905)
Scleropages formosum und uber Phreatobius cisterarum
Eigenmann, C. H. (1918)
The Pygidiidae, a family of South American catfishes
Eigenmann, C.H. (1919)
Trogloglanis pattersoni, a new blind fish from San Antonio, Texas
Reichel, M. (1927)
Etude anatomique du Phreatobius cisternarum Goeldi, Silure aveugle du Bresil
Myers, G. S. (1944)
Two extraordinary new blind nematognath fishes from the Rio Negro, representing a new subfamily of Pygidiidae, with a rearrangement of the genera of the family
Gosline, W. A. (1945)
Catalogo dos nematognathos de agua-doce da America do Sol e Central
Fowler, H.W. (1954)
Os peixes de agua doce do Brasil. Vol. 2
DeCarvalho, A.L. (1967)
Novas dados para o conhecimento de Phreatobius cisternarum Goeldi (Pisces, Pygidiidae, Phreatobiinae)
Chardon, M. (1968)
Anatomie comparee de l'appareil de Weber et des structures connexes chez les Siluriformes
Durand, J.P. (1968)
Etude des poissons recoltes dans la Grotte de Umayalanta (Bolivie), Trichomycterus chaberti sp. n
Guyot, J. L. and Clavel, C. (1987)
Bolivie
Buckup, P. A. (1988)
The genus Heptapterus (Teleostei, Pimelodidae) in southern Brazil and Uruguay, with the description of a new species
Marcantono, O., Apoteker, A. and Guyot, J. L. (1989)
Las ultimas exploraciones espeleologicas en Bolivia. El potencial turistico de la region de Toro Toro
Henderson, P. A. (1990)
Fish of the Amazonian Igapo: stability and conservation in a high diversity-low biomass system
Lundberg, J.G., Bornbusch, A.H. and Mago-Leccia, F. (1991)
Gladioglanis conquistador n.sp. from Ecuador with diagnoses of the subfamilies Rhamdiinae Bleeker and Pseudopimelodinae n. subf. (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae)
de Pinna, M.C.C. (1998)
Phylogenetic relationships of Neotropical Siluriformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi): Historical overview and synthesis of hypotheses
Miranda, G. and Pouilly, M. (2001)
Biological and ecological adaptations in fishes of genus Trichomycterus to the cave environment in National park Torotoro (Potosi, Bolivia)
Trajano, E. (2003)
Ecology and ethology of subterranean catfishes
Pouilly, M. and Miranda, G. (2003)
Morphology and reproduction of the cavefish Trichomycterus chaberti and the related epigean Trichomycterus cf. barbouri
Miranda, G., Renno, J.F., Pouilly, M., Gazel, C. and Berrebi, P. (2004)
Genetic structure of cavernicolous and non-cavernicolous Trichomycterus spp. (Pisces, Siluriformes), in Torotoro, Upper Amazon, Bolivia
Muriel-Cunha, J. and de Pinna, M.C.C. (2005)
New data on cistern catfish, Phreatobius cisternarum, from subterranean waters at the mouth of the Amazon River (Siluriformes, Incertae Sedis)
Fernandez, L., Saucedo, L.J., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M. and Schaefer, S.A. (2007)
A new catfish of the genus Phreatobius Goeldi 1905 from groundwaters of the Itenez River, Bolivia (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae)
Richard, E. and M. Florents M. (2007)
Nuevos datos y descubrimientos sobre la historia natural del bagre de Umajalanta (Trichomycterus chaberti?) de la III Misión Científica de la Fundación emegece a Torotoro (Potosí, Bolivia)
Renno, J.F., Gazel, C., Miranda, G., Pouilly, M. and Berrebi, P. (2007)
Delimiting species by reproductive isolation: the genetic structure of epigean and hypogean Trichomycterus spp. (Teleostei, Siluriformes) in the restricted area of Torotoro (Upper Amazon, Bolivia)
Shibatta, O.A., Muriel-Cunha, J. and de Pinna, M.C.C. (2007)
A new subterranean species of Phreatobius Goeldi, 1905 (Siluriformes, incertae sedis) from the southwestern Amazon basin
Muriel-Cunha, J., Pinna, M. de and Zuanon, J. (2008)
The first vertebrate from the hyporheic: a new species of Phreatobius Goeldi, 1905 (Siluriformes, incertae Sedis) from northern Amazon, Brazil
Muriel-Cunha, J. and de Pinna, M.C.C. (2008)
Using DNA to resolve the phylogenetic placement of a morphologically aberrant taxon, the stygal catfish Phreatobius (Goeldi, 1905) (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)
Muriel-Cunha, J. (2008)
Biodiversidade e sistematica molecular de Phreatobiidae (stariophysi: Siluriformes) - com una proposta sobre sua posicao filogenetica em Siluriformes e uma discussao sobre a evolucao do habito subterraneo
Trajano, E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2010)
Subterranean fishes of Brazil
Schaefer, S (2011)
The Andes. Riding the tectonic uplift
Sarmiento, J., Bigorne, R., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M., Maldonado, M., Leciak, E. and Oberdorff, T. (2014)
Peces de Bolivia Bolivian fishes
Sarmiento, J., Bigorne, R., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M., Maldonado, M., Leciak, E. and Oberdorff, T. (2014)
Peces de Bolivia Bolivian fishes
Ohara, W.M., Da Costa, I.D. and Fonseca, M.L. (2016)
Behavioiur, feeding habits and ecology of the blind catfish Phreatobius sanguijuela (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Fernandez, L., Bize, J.A. and Lopez, H.L. (2017)
Peces subterráneos de Sudamérica
Colihueque, N., Corrales, O, and Yáñez, M. (2017)
Morphological analysis of Trichomycterus areolatus Valenciennes, 1846 from southern Chilean rivers using a truss-based system (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae)
Richard, E. (2017)
Sobre el estado actual los bagres (Trichomycterus chaberti, Actinopterygii, Siluriformes) en tres cuerpos de agua de la caverna de Umajalanta (Geoparque Andino Torotoro, Potosi, Bolivia) y potenciales amenazas
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Liu, A. Schneider, P. and Taylor,J. (2019)
Opsins in the dark. Characterising light sensitive genes in the Brazilian eyeless cavefish Phreatobius cisternarum
Mariluz, B.R. (2019)
A base molecular das adaptações visuais nos genes das opsinas de anableps Anableps e Phreatobius cisternarum através da análise de transcriptoma
Flórez, J.S., Cadena, C.D., DoNascimiento, C. and Torres, M. (2020)
Repeated colonization of caves leads to phenotypic convergence in catfishes (Siluriformes: Trichomycterus) at a small geographical scale
Flórez, J.S., Cadena, C.D., Donascimiento, C. and Torres, M. (2021)
Repeated colonization of caves leads to phenotypic convergence in catfishes (Siluriformes: Trichomycterus) at a small geographical scale
Perez, L.N., Mariluz, B.R., Lorena, J., Liu, A., Sousa, M.P., Martins, R.A.P., Taylor, J.S. and Schneider, P.N. (2021)
The subterranean catfish Phreatobius cisternarum provides insights into visual adaptations to the phreatic environment