Biodiversity of aquatic environments in a peri-urban Atlantic Forest protected remnant: a checklist
Keywords:PPBio, PEDI site, Aquatic macrophytes, Fungi, Aquatic Fauna
AbstractAbstract: We present a checklist for the aquatic biodiversity from two reservoirs within a PPBio (Biodiversity Research Program) site in a peri-urban forest fragment, the Dois Irmãos State Park (PEDI), in Pernambuco, Brazil. We obtained the data via extensive field collection and information from a specialized literature survey. We recorded 397 species in 156 families; the animal was the most abundant group (140 species) followed by fungi taxa (103), periphyton (69), aquatic macrophytes (44), and terrestrial plants in flooded areas (41). This review reflects different sample efforts toward selected groups and allows the definition of a long-term protocol for guiding new research based on the identified knowledge gaps revealed. Future ecological research should address the influence of the trophic state of the reservoirs, as well as the effects of competitive exclusion and predation on the long-term viability of the local diversity.
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Magalhães, K. M., Lima, M. C. S. de, Santos, E. M., Correia, J. M. de S., & Silva, A. C. B. L. e. (2019). Biodiversity of aquatic environments in a peri-urban Atlantic Forest protected remnant: a checklist. Biota Neotropica, 19(4). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1682