Reproductive biology ofAstyanaxlacustris (Characiformes: Characidae) in the southern Pantanal floodplain, upper Paraguay River
A flooded area is seen after the Paraguay river
overflowed in the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay April 16, 2019.
Its fields and mountain ranges, bays, rivers and lakes cover an extremely flat area of 210,000 km2, fed by tributaries of the Paraguay River
, which runs through the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, as well as Bolivia and Paraguay.
Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River
, which runs through the centre of the country from north to south.
During the reporting period, new anecdotal allegations surfaced in which police facilitated sex trafficking of women and girls on barges operating along the Paraguay River
The Pantanal represents the flood area of the rivers from the Upper Paraguay River
basin; this extensive floodplain has about 138.183 [km.sup.2] in Brazilian territory, where approximately 65% are in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (Silva & Abdon, 1998).
The species has also been observed on several occasions on the Brazilian coast of the Paraguay River
opposite Paraguay a few kilometres to the north of Bahia Negra by HdC (12 September 2006 and 19 September 2009), suggesting that the presence of the species in Paraguayan territory around the town of Bahnia Negra is also plausible.
Paraguay has been the hardest hit country so far, where some 100,000 people have fled their homes, particularly in the capital Asuncion, as the Paraguay River
continues to rise.
The Paraguay river
, which flows through the capital, is just about a foot away from overflowing its banks, the BBC reported, adding that four people were killed by fallen trees.
The epithet refers to the Paraguay River
, which runs through the region where the type specimen was collected.
Landers from the original Portuguese, the language and tone retain an exotic and edgy appeal, from the banks of the Paraguay River
to the seedy underbelly of CorumbA .