Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
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02 Oct 2020
Standard article |  | 02 Oct 2020

Feeding strategies differentiate four detritivorous curimatids in the Amazon

Thatyla Farago, Gabriel Borba, Sidineia Amadio, Joicyeny Oliveira, Geraldo Santos, Adalberto Val, and Efrem Ferreira

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Short summary
Many factors can facilitate the coexistence of species that feed on the same resource and occupy the same niche. In this work, we saw that different feeding strategies adopted by curimatid fish promote differences in detritus consumption. This point may be essential for the detritivores to be one of the most representative and abundant trophic groups in rivers and floodplain environments in the Amazon.