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15 October 2019 More than Fish – The Potential of Baited Remote Underwater Video to Assess Freshwater Herpetofauna and Dolphins
Kurt Schmid, Tommaso Giarrizzo
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We discuss new applications of baited remote underwater video (BRUV) systems based on recordings of Amazonian freshwater fauna during a long-term fish monitoring program in the Xingu River, Brazil. BRUVs facilitated estimates of relative abundance and frequency of occurrence for species of river turtles (Podocnemis unifilis, P. expansa, Rhinoclemmys punctularia), river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in a variety of habitats including rocky rapids, submerged sandy beaches, an artificial reservoir and the Xingu Ria.

©2019 by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Kurt Schmid and Tommaso Giarrizzo "More than Fish – The Potential of Baited Remote Underwater Video to Assess Freshwater Herpetofauna and Dolphins," Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 166(1), 1-7, (15 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.1635/053.166.0117
Received: 29 May 2019; Accepted: 15 August 2019; Published: 15 October 2019
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