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Provedor de dados:  Zoologia
País:  Brazil
Título:  Relação preliminar das espécies de peixes (Pisces, Elasmobranchii, Actinopterygii) ameaçadas no Brasil
Autores:  Rosa,Ricardo S
Menezes,Naércio A
Data:  1996-01-01
Ano:  1996
Palavras-chave:  Pisces
Endangered species
Resumo:  The Brazilian fish fauna is still poorly known with respect to its diversity and conservation status, particularly of freshwater species. Human activities and population growth are rapidly impacting this fauna to an unchecked extent, so that many fish species are presently threatened. Also, some areas have been so critically altered that their fish fauna can no longer be properly inventoried. There is an urgent need to evaluate the conservation status of Brazilian fish species, since none are presently listed as endangered by federal legislation. Based on a literature search and a survey directed to the Neotropical ichthyologists, we present an unofficial list including a total of 78 threatened fish species (12 elasmobranchs and 66 actinopterygians). Of these, sixteen actinopterygian species are listed as endangered, three elasmobranchs and nine actinopterygians as vulnerable, and seven actinopterygians as rare; 40 species either have indeterminate status or are data deficient to yield an adequate assessment, and three species are listed as extinct or possibly extinct.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Português
Editor:  Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia
Relação:  10.1590/S0101-81751996000300015
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Revista Brasileira de Zoologia v.13 n.3 1996
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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