Francisco Antonio Villa-Navarro

Francisco Antonio Villa-Navarro
University of Tolima | UT · Departamento de Biología

MS, PhD

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September 1994 - present
University of Tolima
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Animal taxonomy, systematic, ecology and ecology neotropical freshwater fishes
August 1994 - present
University of Tolima
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Ecology of neotropical freshwater fishes Taxonomy and systematic of neotropical freshwater fishes
Education
August 2005 - June 2009
National University of Colombia
Field of study
  • Systematic

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Publications (119)
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The Amazon River basin hosts the most diverse freshwater ichthyofauna in the world, and yet huge areas of the basin remain unexplored. This is the case for the upper tributaries of the rio Negro, especially those draining the Colombian territory. Here we present a list of 224 species derived from the examination of specimens collected in the Mitú r...
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Las sabanas inundables son un bioma importante para la diversidad y funcionalidad de lascomunidades ícticas del Orinoco. Estas sabanas tienen gran conectividad y diversidad ecosistémica,incluida la conformación de diferentes tipos de humedales, por lo que comprender la forma en quesus comunidades de peces se estructuran en los diversos ambientes es...
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Understanding the mechanisms that structure communities have been a major challenge in ecological theory. Functional trait‐based approaches are increasingly used for studying the processes underlying community assembly. However, species‐poor systems of Andean streams these processes are largely unknown. Tropical Andean streams are highly variable i...
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Entre 2006 y 2007 se realizaron muestreos mensuales de las capturas de peces obtenidas con chinchorro de arrastre tradicional, donde se registró una porción importante de la ictiofauna caribeña de la plataforma continentalː 10 114 individuos pertenecientes a 16 familias y 31 especies. Las familias Carangidae y Sciaenidae se mencionan entre las de m...
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Catfishes of the family Astroblepidae form a group composed by 82 valid species of the genus Astroblepus inhabiting high-gradient streams and rivers throughout tropical portions of the Andean Cordillera. Little has been advanced in the systematics and biodiversity of astroblepids other than an unpublished thesis, a single regional multilocus study...
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Based on a rigorous analysis of fish collections of the Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas (Sinchi) and new collections by us, we report new Colombian records and geographical range extensions for freshwater fish species. The new occurrences include representatives of four taxonomic orders, eight families, and 13 genera. Our finding...
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An annotated list of the freshwater fishes of the Río Alvarado drainage, Upper Río Magdalena Basin is presented. Fishes were captured from nine localities, quarterly sampled between September 2012 and July 2013. A total of 36 species belonging to 14 families, distributed in five orders were collected. The most abundant species was Trichomycterus ba...
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The Amazon Basin is an unquestionable biodiversity hotspot, containing the highest freshwater biodiversity on earth and facing off a recent increase in anthropogenic threats. The current knowledge on the spatial distribution of the freshwater fish species is greatly deficient in this basin, preventing a comprehensive understanding of this hyper-div...
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The Amazon Basin is an unquestionable biodiversity hotspot, containing the highest freshwater biodiversity on earth and facing off a recent increase in anthropogenic threats. The current knowledge on the spatial distribution of the freshwater fish species is greatly deficient in this basin, preventing a comprehensive understanding of this hyper-div...
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A major goal in ecology is to understand mechanisms that influence patterns of biodiversity and community assembly at various spatial and temporal scales. Understanding how community composition is created and maintained also is critical for natural resource management and biological conservation. In this study, we investigated environmental and sp...
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A new species of Pristella is described from the Río Meta drainage, Río Orinoco basin, Colombia. Pristella ariporo, new species, is described as the second known species of the genus and differs from P. maxillaris by lacking maxillary teeth, possessing all teeth of premaxilla and dentary conical, by the absence of a dark blotch on the pelvic fin an...
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A new species of Pimelodella is described from northern coastal drainages of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (SNSM), Colombia. The new species is diagnosed from all trans-Andean congeners by the following unique combination of characters: head length 22.2–23.7% SL, bony interorbital width 17.6–21.6% HL, maxillary barbels length 53.0–68.3% SL, inne...
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Prochilodus magdalenae ha sido históricamente una de las fuentes de alimento de mayor importancia para la población a nivel nacional. Esta especie endémica de Colombia ha proporcionado más del 50 % del volumen de capturas en las principales cuencas trasandinas del país. El aislamiento de la población de P. magdalenae en la cuenca del Atrato hace ne...
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The title "AMAZON FISH database" is a working title for the Amazonian Freshwater Fish Biodiversity database that was constructed in the framework of the AMAZON FISH (ERANetLAC/DCC-0210) project. In order to construct the AMAZON FISH database, which aims to become a high quality freshwater fish biodiversity database covering the entire Amazon draina...
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DNA barcoding has been used as a universal tool for delimiting species boundaries in taxonomically challenging animal groups and currently appear to be a method in systematic studies. Additionally, the growing of methods to analyze multilocus datasets in the coalescent-based framework has provided better resolution of species limits in cases of cry...
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The lack of clarity regarding the taxonomy of the ocellate river stingray (Potamotrygon motoro) and the absence of previous studies regarding its genetic diversity and population structure makes this species vulnerable to overexploitation, being now the second species of freshwater ray most extracted and exported for ornamental purposes in Colombia...
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• Assessing the effectiveness of protected areas for sustaining species and identifying priority sites for their conservation is vital for decision making, particularly for freshwater fishes in South America, the global centre of freshwater fish diversity. Several conservation planning studies have used threatened freshwater fishes or species that...
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Understanding processes driving patterns of species distribution and diversity is one of the main objectives of community ecology. There has been a growing recognition that local environmental conditions are not the only factor structuring ecological communities, and that large‐scale spatial variation and dispersal also have major influences. The...
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The monotypic Astroblepidae fish family includes 81 species distributed along Central and Northern Andes in South America and Panamá in Central America; most aspects regarding its biology, taxonomy, and chromosomal features remain largely unknown. This study reports the karyotype of two sympatric Astroblepus species from the Colombian Andes, aiming...
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The Neotropical family Scoloplacidae is a monogeneric group of miniature freshwater catfishes that includes 6 species. Scoloplax dicra has the widest distribution across the Amazon basin, except in the western upper portions. We collected 3 specimens from localities close to Leticia in Colombia, corresponding to S. baileyi and S. dicra , constituti...
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A new species of Creagrutus is described from several localities in the upper Río Magdalena drainage, Colombia. Creagrutus dulima n. sp. differs from all trans-Andean congeners by the combination of a relatively small orbital diameter, the shape and position of hooks on the pelvic-fin rays, in having the third infraorbital not in contact with the p...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la influencia de la cobertura vegetal en la composición, la estructura y la diversidad de la ictiofauna en las quebradas de las zonas de vida de los bosques húmedo premontano (bh-PM) y muy húmedo premontano (bmh-PM) del Alto Magdalena, Colombia. Para esto, se muestrearon 23 estaciones distribuidas en las c...
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Hemibrycon iqueima sp. nov., is described from small streams in the Magdalena drainage at the foothills of the western slope of the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, Suarez municipality, Tolima Department, Colombia. The new species is distinguished from its congeners in the Magdalena–Cauca River basin by a combination of characters related...
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The distribution and abundance of fish is influenced by multiple factors at temporal and spatial scales, and their community composition represent good river integrity indicators. The main objective of this study was to describe the composition and structure of fish assemblages along the Anchique river sub-basin (that drains to Magdalena river), an...
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Composition and structure of the fish community structure in the Anchique River sub-basin, Tolima, Colombia. The distribution and abundance of fish is influenced by multiple factors at temporal and spatial scales, and their community composition represent good river integrity indicators. The main objective of this study was to describe the composit...
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La Autoridad Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca (AUNAP), en cooperación con la Universidad del Tolima, ejecutó el monitoreo biológicopesquero durante el segundo semestre de 2016, identificando los sitios de pesca, las unidades económicas (embarcaciones, artes, pescadores) y su eficiencia, así como el perfil socio- económico de las comunidades de pesca...
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Malacoglanis gelatinosus, a species of miniature catfish of the family Trichomycteridae, is only known from 4 specimens from the Amazon basin. Recently, we collected 3 specimens from the upper basin of the Meta River, a tributary of the Orinoco. This is the first record of M. gelatinosus from the Orinoco river basin, which significantly expands the...
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Ecomorphological patterns of the fish community were evaluated in the trans-Andean Alvarado River drainage, Colombia. A total of 29 species using 25 ecomorphological indices were analyzed to test how well the ecomorphological patterns are related to the fish assemblage. Although a significant correlation was found (Mantel test) between morphologica...
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This work constitutes the first cytogenetic characterization of a trans-Andean species of Heptapteridae. The catfish Pimelodella cf. chagresi from the Upper Rio Magdalena was studied, applying standard cytogenetic techniques (Giemsa, C-banding, and argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region [Ag-NOR]) and fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques u...
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The present work is part of a process to create a Catalogue of the Freshwater Fishes of Colombia and consisted in the depuration and updating of the taxonomic and geographic components of the checklist of the freshwater fishes of Colombia. An exhaustive revision of the 1435 species recorded in 2008 was necessary to: 1. Add new species described sin...
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New species described from Colombia after Maldonado-Ocampo et al. (2008)
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Species listed in Maldonado-Ocampo et al. (2008) with geographic distribution corrected
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New records of species for Colombia after Maldonado-Ocampo et al. (2008)
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We review the trans-Andean species of Pimelodus from Colombia, Panamá, and Venezuela. Based on meristic and mor-phometric data of preserved specimens, four of five species reported from this region are considered valid and two new Colombian species are described. Here we review Pimelodus coprophagus Schultz, 1944 from Lake Maracaibo Basin of Venezu...
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A new species of catfish is described from Colombia, and provisionally assigned to the genus Cordylancistrus. The new species is most similar to C. perijae and C. nephelion from Venezuela. The description is based on ten specimens collected from tributaries of the Magdalena River which drain the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central and the weste...
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La ostra de agua dulce Acostaea rivoli es una especie endémica de Colombia, que desempeña un papel ecológico relevante en el ecosistema acuático. El presente estudio se realizó en la cuenca del río Opia departamento del Tolima en los meses de septiembre y octubre de 2009, donde se establecieron 18 estaciones de muestreo, en cada una de las estacion...