Fish assemblage composition in a tributary of the Mogi Guaçu river basin, southeastern Brazil

Alexandre Kannebley de Oliveira, Júlio César Garavello
2003 Iheringia: Série Zoologia  
Fish assemblage composition and seasonal patterns of species abundance were studied in Cabaceiras stream, a tributary of the Mogi Guaçu river in São Paulo State, Brazil. Three stations were sampled monthly from June 1999 to May 2000 using sieves and small trawl net and gill nets. Fifteen fish families, 37 genera and 45 species were captured. Characiformes (27 spp.) and Siluriformes (13 spp.) were the most species-rich orders. Gymnotiformes and Perciformes were represented by two species each,
more » ... two species each, and Synbranchiformes had only a single species. One group of species (approximately 75 %) persisted in the stream throughout the year. A second group (approximately 25 %) contained species that only occupy the stream for a limited period of their life cycle, and overall fish assemblage composition was associated with the seasonal flood cycle.
doi:10.1590/s0073-47212003000200002 fatcat:4fayo3gcdzbqhf5jgqt6lt2nqa