Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 46(2): 137-140, doi: 10.3750/AIP2016.46.2.11
Biometric relations of freshwater fishes of the Suaza River (Huila Department, Colombia)
expand article infoI. Tobes, R. Miranda, S. Gaspar, M. Peláez-Rodríguez
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The knowledge of freshwater fishes in remote Andean mountains is scarce and restricted to changes of occurrence distribution along a specific gradient. The high number of endemic fish species requires further studies regarding their biology and their conservation status. The present study aims to estimate the length–weight, length–length, and length–girth relations for nine native freshwater fish species representing five families (Loricariidae, Characidae, Heptapteridae, Crenuchidae, and Parodontidae): Chaetostoma thomsoni Regan, 1904; Lasiancistrus caucanus Eigenmann, 1912; Rineloricaria jubata (Boulenger, 1902); Bryconamericus huilae Román-Valencia, 2003; Gephyrocharax melanocheir Eigenmann, 1912; Pimelodella chagresi (Steindachner, 1876); Rhamdia guatemalensis (Quoy et Gaimard, 1824); Characidium fasciatum Reinhardt, 1867; Parodon suborbitalis Valenciennes, 1850. The fishes were collected in the Suaza River (Huila, Colombia). These are the first length–weight relations reported for all these species, mostly endemic to the Colombian Andes. The report also provides the new maximum size for four species.
length, weight, girth, neotropical fishes, mountain river, Andes