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Northern South America: Magdalena and Maracaibo Basins

Douglas Rodríguez-Olarte, José Iván Mojica Corzo, and Donald C. Taphorn Baechle

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the small, local, river fish faunas in the Magdalena and Maracaibo basins in Northern South America (NSA). It analyzes species richness and distribution patterns of the ... More


Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

James Albert (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10% of all living vertebrate species. This ... More


Feeding Mechanisms and Trophic Interactions

MICHAEL H. HORN and LARA A. FERRY-GRAHAM

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The composition of the present-day California marine fish fauna is largely a reflection of trophic interactions. This chapter first organizes the subject of food and feeding in fishes into three ... More


Climate Change and Overexploitation

MICHAEL H. HORN and JOHN S. STEPHENS

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The complex evolutionary and biogeographic history of the California marine fish fauna has been amply demonstrated in the preceding chapters. This chapter summarizes the historical origins of the ... More


An Ecological Perspective on Diversity and Distributions

William G. R. Crampton

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the distribution of species and higher-level taxa among major geographic and habitat categories, using gymnotiform electric fishes as a case study. It proposes a simplified ... More


The Eastern Brazilian Shield

Paulo A. Buckup

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the impact on the eastern Brazilian Shield on fish species. It focuses only on patterns associated with strictly freshwater fishes that regularly occur in fresh streams. It ... More


The Vaupes Arch and Casiquiare Canal: Barriers and Passages

Kirk O. Winemiller and Stuart C. Willis

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the relationship between the fish faunas of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins and the distributions of species across the Vaupes Arch region and the Casiquiare Canal. It ... More


Geological Development of Amazon and Orinoco Basins

Frank P. Wesselingh and Carina Hoorn

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the geological development of the Orinoco and Amazon River basins. It analyzes the evolution of aquatic Amazonian ecosystems from the Late Cretaceous to the Quaternary period ... More


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