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dc.creatorMiranda-Ferreiro, R. (Rafael)-
dc.creatorRios-Touma, B. (Blanca)-
dc.creatorFalconí-López, A. (Ana)-
dc.creatorPino-del-Carpio, A. (Andrea)-
dc.creatorGaspar, S. (Sergio)-
dc.creatorOrtega, H. (Hernán)-
dc.creatorPeláez-Rodríguez, M. (Marlon)-
dc.creatorAraujo-Flores, J. (Julio)-
dc.creatorTobes, I. (Ibon)-
dc.identifier.citationMiranda-Ferreiro, R. (Rafael); Rios-Touma, B.; Falconi-López, A.; et al. "Evaluating the influence of environmental variables on fish assemblages along Tropical Andes: considerations from ecology to conservation". Hydrobiologia. 849, 2022, 4569 ¿ 4585es
dc.description.abstractThe lack of knowledge about freshwater biodiversity in remote areas like montane Andean rivers is noticeable and hinder the development of efficient conservation plans for aquatic ecosystems. Habitat requirements of tropical Andean fishes have been poorly analysed, despite the relevance of these ecological features on the fish conservation strategies. The present study aimed to examine fish assemblages along the altitudinal gradient in tropical Andean rivers and their relationship to habitat features to detect the most relevant abiotic factors and their implication on conservation. This study was conducted on a regional scale, along six basins located in tropical Andes (500 to 2,692 m a.s.l.). We studied fish diversity and distribution and their habitats along these elevation gradients. We found 6,320 specimens from 53 genera. Our analysis for the six most common and widely distributed genera (Astroblepus, Brycon, Bryconamericus, Chaetostoma, Pimelodella and Trichomycterus) underlines the relevance of hydromorphological variables on fish community structure in the Andean montane rivers, whereas human alterations seem to be less significant. These findings could be useful for current management and conservation strategies considering present threats over tropical montane rivers.-
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen Access funding provided thanks to the CRUE-CSIC agreement with Springer Nature. The Asociación de Amigos–University of Navarra awarded a doctoral grant to Ibon Tobes (2012–2014). This study was sponsored by the fellowship program III-B of the Ministry of External Affairs (MAEC-AECID), and the fellowships program for mobility of senior professors and researchers to foreign academic and research centres, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of the Government of Spain (2019). Blanca Rios-Touma had the support of project AMB.BRT.20.01 (UDLA). The vice-rectory of research of the Universidad de la Amazonia provided logistic and economic resources for the achievement of this work-
dc.subjectNeotropical mountains-
dc.subjectFish fauna-
dc.subjectHuman impact-
dc.subjectAltitudinal gradient-
dc.subjectRiver connectivity-
dc.subjectEnvironmental quality indices-
dc.titleEvaluating the influence of environmental variables on fish assemblages along Tropical Andes: considerations from ecology to conservation-
dc.description.noteThis article is licensed under a Creative Com- mons Attribution 4.0 International License-

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