Brazil – Porto Alegre, July 1997
The sociedade Brasileira de Ictiologia organized an International Symposium on philogeny and classification of Neotropical Fishes held at Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Heiko Bleher participated on the conference and meet many international and Brazilian Ichthyolgists. Some of them below. The Symposium was unique with speakers from all over the world, and it was the first of its kind in South America.