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Cladocera fauna composition in a river-lagoon system of the upper Paraná River floodplain, with a new record for Brazil

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Author(s): Serafim Jr. M. | Lansac-Tôha F. A. | Paggi J. C. | Velho L. F. M. | Robertson B.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology
ISSN 1519-6984

Volume: 63;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 349;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Cladocera | species richness | floodplain | Upper Paraná River

ABSTRACT
Cladocera communities were studied in lotic and lentic environments of the Upper Paraná River floodplain, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. A total of 63 species of Cladocera were identified in 108 samples. Of these, 24 species are considered new records for that floodplain, and one is a new record for Brazil. Chydoridae was the most representative family with 19 genera and 39 species.
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