The Rio La Novia Conservation Concession (RLN) is on the right bank of Rio La Novia, a tributary of Purus River
, in Purus district and province, Ucayali department, Peru (9[degrees]0'42"S, 70[degrees]41'42"W, elevation 281 m).
The study areas were in floodplain environments, subject to the flood and ebullient periods of the Purus river
that create emergence and maintenance of snail populations.
Based on a map of level fourth basins from the Plano Nacional de Recursos Hidricos (2003), of the 22 streams sampled belonging to five drainage basins (Figure 1), 11 belonged to basin code 4923 (herein referred to as basin 1), which was the only draining into the Purus River
, two to 4724 (basin 2), two to 4722 (basin 3), three to 4727 (basin 4), and four to 4726 (basin 5).
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The Madeira River is ranked 14th longest in the world; the Purus River
is the most winding.
The total of 1,067 species included 42 from the Juruena River, Tapajos River basin; ten from the Ipixuna River, Purus River
basin, and seven species from the Paranapanema River.