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

Braz J Biol. 2002 Feb;62(1):113-24. doi: 10.1590/s1519-69842002000100014.

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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brazil
  • Environment
  • Fishes / classification
  • Fishes / growth & development
  • Fishes / physiology*
  • Fresh Water
  • Population Dynamics
  • Seasons
  • Species Specificity