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Integrative analysis of the Brazilian fauna of decapod crustaceans: taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, spermiotaxonomy, developmental morphology post-embryonic, ecology and conservation

Grant number: 18/13685-5
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: October 01, 2019 - September 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Grantee:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Fernando Jose Zara ; Rogério Caetano da Costa ; Sérgio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno
Assoc. researchers: Alexandre Oliveira de Almeida ; Antonio Leão Castilho ; Célio Ubirajara Magalhães Filho ; Christopher Colin Tudge ; Emerson Contreira Mossolin ; LAURA SUSANA LOPEZ GRECO ; Luis Ernesto Arruda Bezerra ; Luis Miguel Pardo Suazo ; Marcos Domingos Siqueira Tavares ; Mariana Terossi Rodrigues Mariano ; Valter José Cobo


In an unprecedented way, we propose to carry out a broad, diversified and rigorous taxonomic analysis on the Brazilian biodiversity of marine, estuarine and freshwater decapod crustaceans. This initiative aims to answer important questions about the species that make up this taxon and topics considered key to the understanding of its biodiversity, such as: life cycle, biogeographic patterns, reproduction, population and biogeographic organization, taxonomic status, phylogenetic history. It is added to this idea the focus in areas (ecosystems) of relevance for the preservation of species (like mangroves, estuaries and hydrographic basins). The integration between the responses generated will provide an essential knowledge for a better understanding of the origin and structure of the decapod biota, including the patterns and processes of diversification and conservation in different areas. In order to reach these objectives with the wide universe of Brazilian carcinofauna, it is intended to carry out two types of approaches: a) in the micro sphere, using different groups of decapod crustaceans as a base model for specific approaches; B) at the macro level, use a broad and comprehensive approach with the widest possible species diversity and wide biogeographic scale. This strategy, already tried with proven success, was built and anchored in groups of crustacean decapods that will serve as models for four main axes of action, which integrate in the most varied aspects to answer questions that demand different areas of knowledge: 1) Taxonomy and Systematics based on morphological and molecular data; 2) Morphological and ultrastructural taxonomy; 3) Embryonic Development and Biodiversity; 4) Population conservation and monitoring. These strands cover and integrate large areas of biological sciences (zoology, ecology, morphology, cell biology, genetics). With the results obtained, it is intended to bring to the surface aspects of environmental and social relevance, such as the conservation of species and ecosystems and the quality of products that reach the consumer. This proposal, in a daring and comprehensive way, will extrapolate the geographical limits of the State of São Paulo in most of its objectives and will focus, with novelty, the approach on neotropical freshwater groups and in the life cycle of species never before studied. It is also hoped that the conditions provided will allow the development of numerous other complementary aspects related to the main project. As a result, the product should bring international repercussions, as it is an innovative initiative for the Taxa Crustacea. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FRANCA, NIELSON F. C.; ALENCAR, CARLOS E. R. D.; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.; FREIRE, FULVIO A. M. Filling biogeographic gaps about the shrimp Farfantepenaeus isabelae Tavares & Gusmao, 2016 (Decapoda: Penaeidae) in South America. Zootaxa, v. 4718, n. 4, p. 497-508, JAN 8 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CUNHA, ANDRESSA MARIA; TEROSSI, MARIANA; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L.; ALMEIDA, ALEXANDRE O. Delimiting the snapping shrimp Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849 (Caridea: Alpheidae) based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa, v. 4718, n. 3, p. 337-354, JAN 7 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PESCINELLI, REGIS AUGUSTO; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO LUIS; COSTA, ROGERIO CAETANO. Population features, sexual dimorphism and handedness of the primary freshwater crab Trichodactylus cf. fluviatilis (Brachyura: Trichodactylidae) from southeastern Brazil. INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOLEDADE, GUIDOMAR O.; TEROSSI, MARIANA; SCIOLI, JUSTIN A.; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO LUIS; ALMEIDA, ALEXANDRE O. A new western Atlantic snapping shrimp of the Alpheus macrocheles group (Caridea, Alpheidae) revealed by morphological, molecular and color data. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TAXONOMY, v. 581, p. 1-21, NOV 28 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BURANELLI, RAQUEL C.; FELDER, DARRYL L.; MANTELATTO, FERNANDO L. Genetic diversity among populations of the Western Atlantic mangrove crab Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae): evidence for panmixia and useful data for future management and conservation. JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY, v. 39, n. 4, p. 386-395, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANA FRANCISCA TAMBURUS; NIELSON FELIX CAETANO FRANÇA; FERNANDO LUIS MANTELATTO. First record of the box crab Cryptosoma balguerii (Desbonne in Desbonne and Schramm, 1867) (Brachyura: Calappidae) from Sao Paulo, Brazil revealed by DNA markers. Nauplius, v. 27, p. -, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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