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#5833 Río Antón, Coclé, Panama

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Antón is the name of the basin, main river and a town located in Cocle province, Panama. The basin area covers 304.78 km², the length of the Rio Anton is 53 km, its average flow is 3.21 m3/sec. and average annual precipitation is 2600 mm.

Clear water and a large amount of different shape and size stones are found along the river. Nevertheless, recreational activities, sand extraction and pollution are threatening this water body.

Submitted by
Juan Medina
GPS
8.6107855, -80.1369705
Geographical region
Central America
Drainage Basin
Pacific Ocean
River catchment
Anton Basin (Basin #136)
Water body type
River
Water body name
Río Antón
Water body part
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
25 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.0
Conductivity
98
GH
40 mg/l
KH
30 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Grey
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
None
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
June 5th, 2022
Collecting area
River bank
Water depth
0,5m
Air temperature
25 °C
Sunlight
Full sun

Environment

Environment
Human settlements
Human settlements
Urban area
Surrounding area

The Río Antón flows in the middle of El Valle de Anton town, situated in the crater of an extinct volcano. This town shares beautiful landscapes sorround by nature, walking trails, waterfalls and thermal waters. This place keeps a great diversity of birds, amphbian, reptiles, mammals and also fishes.

Río Antón is surrounded by tall grasses and trees. Some houses and croplands are situated along the river course.

Underwater landscape

The river is covered by rocks, sand, and a grey/blue clay. The water is clear, slightly blue or green. Underwater vegetation is lacking but some small plants can be found creating isles in flooding areas of the river. Depending on the flow, some parts of the river are covered in sediments, while others are highly covered in different shape and size stones. Sand is mainly white but other minerals including quartz can be found.

Fishes:

  • Brachyrhaphis terrabensis (Poeciliidae)
  • Neoheterandria tridentiger (Poeciliidae)
  • Poecilia mexicana (Poeciliidae)
  • Xiphophorus hellerii (Poeciliidae)
  • Astyanax panamensis (Characidae)
  • Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus (Cichlidae)

Wetland plants:

  • Hygrophila costata (Acanthaceae)
  • Ludwigia octovalvis (Onagraceae)
  • Hydrocotyle sp. (Araliaceae)
Threats to ecology

Recreational activities, sand extraction and pollution are the main threatening for this water body.

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Many -