Freshwater fishes of the Amazon River basin: their biodiversity, fisheries, and habitats

@article{Junk2007FreshwaterFO,
  title={Freshwater fishes of the Amazon River basin: their biodiversity, fisheries, and habitats},
  author={Wolfgang J. Junk and Maria Gerc{\'i}lia Mota Soares and Peter B Bayley},
  journal={Aquatic Ecosystem Health \& Management},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={153 - 173}
}
Stretching more than seven million square kilometers, the Amazon River basin is the largest river basin in the world and discharges about one-sixth of all freshwater from the continents to the oceans of the world. The age of this ecosystem, its position near the equator and the enormous diversity of its aquatic habitats, have produced the most diverse fish fauna on the planet. About 2,500 fish species have already been described and it is estimated that more than 1,000 new species remain to be… Expand
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