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Special challenges in the conservation of fishes and aquatic environments of South America
The American Eel, scientifically named Anguilla rostrata, is a species of ray-finned fish that is a member of the Anguillidae family of ray-finned fishes, of which freshwater eels are members. Adults of this species grow to be about 4 feet (1.22 meters) long and weight around 17 pounds (7.5 kilograms). This species has a long and snake-like body, with small scales and eyes. Males are lighter in color and have high fins, but the females of the species are usually larger. This species is catadromouos, meaning that it migrates down from freshwater rivers to the ocean to reproduce. The species is found for most of its life in freshwater lakes, rivers, streams, lagoons, estuaries and other coastal waters. The species is only found in bodies of water that are connected to the sea. This species has an extremely wide range and is found as far north as Greenland all the way down the east coast of Canada and the United States. It is also found in the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, along the east coast of Central America and along the northern coast of South America. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List the American Eel has been listed as being an endangered species since 2013 and has a decreasing population. This species is facing many major threats, including loss of habitat, dying to the turbines of hydroelectric dams, the bio-accumulation of contaminants in the environment, the Anguillicola crassus parasite, climate change, barriers to migration, and from fisheries.
The Hoplias aimara, also commonly referred to as the Giant Wolffish, is a freshwater species rampant in the waters of South America. The Giant Wolffish will be found in rivers, rapids, waterfalls and flooded forest floor environments of the northern part of the South American continent. This habitat includes countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French Guiana region. In river environments, the Hoplias aimara will be found specifically in counter current zones. The Giant Wolffish is an ambush predator by nature, and the fiercest member of the hoplias family of fish. It feeds on shrimps, crayfish, crabs and small invertebrates. Though unproven, attacks on larger vertebrates, including humans, have been reported in several instances. One such case involves a fisherman whose leg was allegedly severed by a Giant Wolffish while he was wading in the waters of a shallow stream.
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