The Fishes and the Forest: Explorations in Amazonian Natural History
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Science - 280 pages
Rivers floodplains, and flooded forests of the Amazon; Fish diversity in the Amazon; The nature of fish migrations in the Rio Madeira basin; The fruit - and seed-eating large characins; The seed-, fruit-, and leaf-eating pacu characins; Fruits, seeds, insects, and the pectoral fin: an account of Triportheus; Piranhas; Characins of the family Anostomidae; Midwater and surface "scaled" predators that swallow their prey whole; Catfishes; The bony-tongues or osteoglossids; Interactions of fishes with fruits and seeds; Amazon fishes and their foods.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
RIVERS FLOODPLAINS AND FLOODED FORESTS
FISH DIVERSITY IN THE AMAZON
THE NATURE OF FISH MIGRATIONS IN THE
THE FRUIT AND SEEDEATING LARGE CHARACINS
THE SEED FRUIT AND LEAFEATING PACU
Other editions - View all
able abundant adapted Amazon Amazonian animal appear areas attack basin beginning behavior Brycon catfishes caught channel Characidae characins Colossoma common contained detritus diet discussed dispersal Dominance eaten elongatus empty Euphorbiaceae evidence examined exploited fall feeding fishermen fishes fleshy flooded forests floodplain Food Item fruits and seeds genera genus Hevea high water identified important indicates intestines invertebrates jatuarana jauary known lakes latter least leaves length less low water period lower masticated material Mean Fullness migrations mouth move Myleus Mylossoma nutrient poor observed Occurrence pacu percent perhaps piranhas plant predators present prey probably quantities reaches relatively removed reported Rio Machado Rio Madeira Rio Negro river rubber scales schools season Serrasalmus spawning species specimens stomachs streams studied suggests surface swallowed TABLE tambaqui taxa teeth tion tree tributaries Triportheus types water season whereas whole