Antonio is a retired professor in ichthyology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He, along with Barry Chernoff, is co-team leader of the AquaRAP. "I like field work because it is a break in the routine of bureaucracy and responsibility. If I ever stop doing field work, it will be just for physical reasons."
Antonio received his Ph.D. in 1992 at the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with George Washington University.
"The Caura represents a unique opportunity to work with river people in an area with high conservation opportunity. We are interested in finding new species of fish, but only if that does not interfere with performing a complete rapid basin assessment."
— Reported by Jensen Montambault
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