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Condition factor in nine species of fish of the Characidae family in the upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil

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Author(s): LIZAMA M. DE LOS A. P. | AMBRÓSIO A. M.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology
ISSN 1519-6984

Volume: 62;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: condition factor | Characidae | floodplain | Paraná River

ABSTRACT
The condition factor for nine species of tropical freshwater fish of the Characidae family in the upper Paraná River floodplain is described. Fish were caught over a period of 12 months (February 1993 to March 1994). Knowledge of the nine species is important for adequate management and maintenance of the biological equilibrium of the ecosystem.
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