Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 403–414

Review of the large catfish fisheries in the upper Amazon and the stock depletion of piraíba (Brachyplatystoma filamentosumLichtenstein)

Authors

    • UNESP – Departamento de Ecologia
  • Ronaldo Borges Barthem
    • Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
  • Edwin Agudelo Córdoba
    • SINCHI – Instituto Amazônico de Investigaciones Cientificas da Colombia
  • Bernardo Corrales Gómez
    • INCODER – Instituto Colombiano de Desarollo Rural
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11160-004-8362-7

Cite this article as:
Petrere, M., Barthem, R.B., Córdoba, E.A. et al. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2004) 14: 403. doi:10.1007/s11160-004-8362-7

Abstract

In this paper we describe the present status of the large migratory catfish fisheries in the Upper Amazon. We present biological information about the main species and we give strong evidence that the stock of piraíba (Brachyplatystoma filamentosum),the largest catfish in the Amazon Basin is probably over-exploited. In conclusion, we raise some hypotheses about the causes and prospects for the future.

Keywords

AmazonBrachyplatystoma filamentosumcatfish fisheriespiraíba

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