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Orinoco Basin, Guárico, Venezuela

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Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Guárico, Toralba

The Orinoco River flows about 1,600 miles from the highlands from the Guiana highlands at the Brazilian border to the Gulf of Paria. Historically it was part of the Venezuelan waterway transportation between Ciudad Bolivar and Maracaibo. The Orinoco drains most of the country.

This river is one of the habitats of the beautiful cichlid Orinoco Altum and many other beautiful fish.

Submitted by
Arief Hakim
Approved by
Roberto E. Reis, Pablo C. Lehmann and Flávio Lima
GPS
8.3615417, -65.9349976
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
East coast
River catchment
Orinoco river
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Orinoco basin
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
Creek
Tributary name
Orinoco river

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
30 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Brown
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
25/12/2022
Collecting area
River bank
Water depth
1,0m
Air temperature
30 °C
Sunlight
Partial shade

Environment

Environment
Untouched
Surrounding area

The Orinoco River flows about 1,600 miles from the highlands from the Guiana highlands at the Brazilian border to the Gulf of Paria. Historically it was part of the Venezuelan waterway transportation between Ciudad Bolivar and Maracaibo. The Orinoco drains most of the country.

This river is one of the habitats of the beautiful fish Orinoco Altum and many other beautiful fish.

Underwater landscape

Fishlist:

  • Pterophyllum altum (Cichlidae)
  • Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Characidae)
  • Corydoras adolfoi ( Callichthyidae)
Threats to ecology

The Orinoco river is one of habitat of Pterophyllum altum and many beautifull fish.

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Few -