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[Diet and reproduction of the main fish species from the Mesay river (Colombian Amazon region) during the flooding season].
Rev Biol Trop 2006; 54(3):853-9RB

Abstract

The diet and reproduction of fish communities in three biotopes (river, stream, and lake) of the Mesay floodplain-river complex (Puerto Abeja, Serrania de Chiribiquete National Natural Park, Caquetá, Colombia) were sampled during the "high water" level or flooding period. A total of 79 species of fishes from 15 families and four orders were collected between July and September 2000. The most important items in their diet were fruits and seeds. Approximately 46 % of captured fish were near maturity, and 35 % were mature. The feeding and reproductive behavior of these fish were consistent with other studies on migratory Amazonian species during the high water period, when the floodplain plays an important role in the availability of food and refuge. During this period the fish make use of the vast food availability to accumulate fat reserves that later produce the energy needed for gonadal maturation and breeding migrations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Posgrado en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Av. Primera 1020 B, Tecnológico, La Paz B.C.S. México. pblanco@icmyl.unam.mxNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

spa

PubMed ID

18491626

Citation

Blanco-Parra, María del Pilar, and Ivonne Bejarano-Rodríguez. "[Diet and Reproduction of the Main Fish Species From the Mesay River (Colombian Amazon Region) During the Flooding Season]." Revista De Biologia Tropical, vol. 54, no. 3, 2006, pp. 853-9.
Blanco-Parra Mdel P, Bejarano-Rodríguez I. [Diet and reproduction of the main fish species from the Mesay river (Colombian Amazon region) during the flooding season]. Rev Biol Trop. 2006;54(3):853-9.
Blanco-Parra, M. d. e. l. . P., & Bejarano-Rodríguez, I. (2006). [Diet and reproduction of the main fish species from the Mesay river (Colombian Amazon region) during the flooding season]. Revista De Biologia Tropical, 54(3), pp. 853-9.
Blanco-Parra Mdel P, Bejarano-Rodríguez I. [Diet and Reproduction of the Main Fish Species From the Mesay River (Colombian Amazon Region) During the Flooding Season]. Rev Biol Trop. 2006;54(3):853-9. PubMed PMID: 18491626.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Diet and reproduction of the main fish species from the Mesay river (Colombian Amazon region) during the flooding season]. AU - Blanco-Parra,María del Pilar, AU - Bejarano-Rodríguez,Ivonne, PY - 2008/5/22/pubmed PY - 2008/9/24/medline PY - 2008/5/22/entrez SP - 853 EP - 9 JF - Revista de biologia tropical JO - Rev. Biol. Trop. VL - 54 IS - 3 N2 - The diet and reproduction of fish communities in three biotopes (river, stream, and lake) of the Mesay floodplain-river complex (Puerto Abeja, Serrania de Chiribiquete National Natural Park, Caquetá, Colombia) were sampled during the "high water" level or flooding period. A total of 79 species of fishes from 15 families and four orders were collected between July and September 2000. The most important items in their diet were fruits and seeds. Approximately 46 % of captured fish were near maturity, and 35 % were mature. The feeding and reproductive behavior of these fish were consistent with other studies on migratory Amazonian species during the high water period, when the floodplain plays an important role in the availability of food and refuge. During this period the fish make use of the vast food availability to accumulate fat reserves that later produce the energy needed for gonadal maturation and breeding migrations. SN - 0034-7744 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18491626/[Diet_and_reproduction_of_the_main_fish_species_from_the_Mesay_river__Colombian_Amazon_region__during_the_flooding_season]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -