The Fishes and the Forest: Explorations in Amazonian Natural History

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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.
 

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Contents

RIVERS FLOODPLAINS AND FLOODED FORESTS
10
FISH DIVERSITY IN THE AMAZON
28
THE NATURE OF FISH MIGRATIONS IN THE
40
THE FRUIT AND SEEDEATING LARGE CHARACINS
55
THE SEED FRUIT AND LEAFEATING PACU
101
PIRANHAS
153
CATFISHES
187
THE BONYTONGUES OR OSTEOGLOSSIDS
209
INTERACTIONS OF FISHES WITH FRUITS
217
AMAZON FISHES AND THEIR FOODS
233
CONCLUSIONS
252
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
265
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