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Freshwater Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Biogeographic Units for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation
ABSTRACT We present a new map depicting the first global biogeographic regionalization of Earth's freshwater systems. This map of freshwater ecoregions is based on the distributions and compositionsExpand
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A phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using rag1 and rag2 nuclear gene sequences.
Higher-level relationships among catfishes were investigated by parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian analyses of two nuclear genes across 110 catfish species representing 36 of 37 families andExpand
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Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong
Basin-scale planning is needed to minimize impacts in mega-diverse rivers The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in constructionExpand
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Gladioglanis conquistador N. Sp. from Ecuador with Diagnoses of the Subfamilies Rhamdiinae Bleeker and Pseudopimelodinae N. Subf. (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae)
reduced vomer, low number of pectoral-fin rays, ornate pectoral spines, elongate coracoid keel, short but stout dorsal-fin spine, and dorso-ventral asymmetry of caudal-fin ray numbers. GladioglanisExpand
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Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the tree of life
Much progress has been achieved in disentangling evolutionary relationships among species in the tree of life, but some taxonomic groups remain difficult to resolve despite increasing availability ofExpand
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Discovery of African roots for the Mesoamerican Chiapas catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica, requires an ancient intercontinental passage
ABSTRACT Mesoamerica is famous for its complex biota assembled from diverse sources. The recent discovery of a highly distinct freshwater catfish, Lacantunia enigmatica (Lacantuniidae), in Chiapas,Expand
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Amazonian Ecology: Tributaries Enhance the Diversity of Electric Fishes
Neotropical rivers support a diverse array of endemic taxa, including electric fishes of the order Gymnotiformes. A comprehensive survey of the main channels of the Amazon River and its majorExpand
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