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Systematics, life cycle and reproductive patterns of jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Medusozoa: Cubozoa and Scyphozoa) in the Baixada Santista (São Paulo, Brazil)

Grant number: 10/50174-7
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2010 - January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Morphology of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:André Carrara Morandini
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Medusoid cnidarians form a group of highly importance in the marine trophic webs. The diversity and patterns of occurrence of medusae are unknown in Brazil. Medusae can join together forming large episodic aggregates, and such phenomena can inflict economical losses to mankind. However, the factors that influence the life cycle - possibly causing population explosions - and the knowledge of the seasonal patterns are important tools to better understand the biology of jellyfishes. This proposal, under Biota FAPESP program, intends to produce an inventory of medusae species occurring at the Baixada Santista (São Paulo state), as well as to describe the life cycle, besides trying to recognize the seasonal patterns of occurrence and reproduction of jellyfish species. With the project results it will be possible to propose effective actions to avoid or reduce the economical losses resulting from the sudden appearance of medusae. Moreover, the results will strength the research line about jellyfishes in Brazil, creating the basis for future studies and attracting attention to the group among undergraduate and graduate students and collaborators. (AU)

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Scientific publications (32)
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MOLINARI, CLARISSA GARBI; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO MANUEL; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. New record of Nausithoe werneri (Scyphozoa, Coronatae, Nausithoidae) from the Brazilian coast and a new synonymy for Nausithoe maculata. ZOOKEYS, n. 984, p. 1-21, . (10/50174-7, 16/04560-9, 17/04954-0, 15/21007-9)
JAIMES-BECERRA, ADRIAN; CHUNG, RAY; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; WESTON, ANDREW J.; PADILLA, GABRIEL; GACESA, RANKO; WARD, MALCOLM; LONG, PAUL F.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Comparative proteomics reveals recruitment patterns of some protein families in the venoms of Cnidaria. Toxicon, v. 137, p. 19-26, . (13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/06927-0, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Occurrence of Isarachnanthus (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Ceriantharia) at Ascension Island: a test of hypothesis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 97, n. 4, p. 689-693, . (10/50174-7)
SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; JARMS, GERHARD; PAES, RENATO VON GLEHN; FRANKE, SEBASTIAN; MIANZAN, HERMES. Asexual reproduction strategies and blooming potential in Scyphozoa. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 510, p. 241-253, . (11/50242-5, 10/50174-7)
STRAEHLER-POHL, ILKA; GARM, ANDERS; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Sexual dimorphism in Tripedaliidae (Conant 1897) (Cnidaria, Cubozoa, Carybdeida). Zootaxa, v. 3785, n. 4, p. 533-549, . (10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; KITAHARA, MARCELO V.; REIMER, JAMES D.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Fast-Evolving Mitochondrial DNA in Ceriantharia: A Reflection of Hexacorallia Paraphyly?. PLoS One, v. 9, n. 1, . (10/50174-7)
BROTZ, LUCAS; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, JUANA; ALVAREZ-TELLO, JAVIER; HSIEH, Y. -H. PEGGY; JONES, ROBERT P.; QUINONES, JAVIER; DONG, ZHIJUN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; PRECIADO, MERCY; et al. Jellyfish fisheries in the Americas: origin, state of the art, and perspectives on new fishing grounds. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, v. 27, n. 1, p. 1-29, . (13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/50174-7)
MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO L.. All non-indigenous species were introduced recently? The case study of Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) in Brazilian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 97, n. 2, p. 321-328, . (13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/50174-7)
MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; STRAEHLER-POHL, ILKA; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Succession of generations is still the general paradigm for scyphozoan life cycles. BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, v. 92, n. 3, p. 343-351, . (13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/50174-7, 15/24408-4)
BENETI, JULIA S.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG. A new species of Diadumene (Actiniaria: Diadumenidae) from the subtropical coast of Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4021, n. 1, p. 156-168, . (10/50174-7)
HADDAD JUNIOR, VIDAL; VIRGA, ROSSANA; BECHARA, ADRIANO; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. An outbreak of Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis - Linnaeus, 1758) envenoming in Southeastern Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 46, n. 5, p. 641-644, . (10/50174-7)
MENDOZA-BECERRIL, MARIA A.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; PACHECO, MIRIAN L. A. F.; SIMOES, MARCELLO G.; LEME, JULIANA M.; MIRANDA, LUCILIA S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. An evolutionary comparative analysis of the medusozoan (Cnidaria) exoskeleton. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 178, n. 2, p. 206-225, . (13/50484-4, 09/02312-4, 04/09961-4, 11/50242-5, 10/06927-0, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; VERMEIJ, MARK J. A.; SILVEIRA, FABIO L. D.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Evolutionary Diversification of Banded Tube-Dwelling Anemones (Cnidaria; Ceriantharia; Isarachnanthus) in the Atlantic Ocean. PLoS One, v. 7, n. 7, . (12/01771-8, 10/50174-7)
NAGATA, RENATO MITSUO; MOREIRA, MARCELO ZACHARIAS; PIMENTEL, CAIO RIBEIRO; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. Food web characterization based on delta N-15 and delta C-13 reveals isotopic niche partitioning between fish and jellyfish in a relatively pristine ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 519, p. 13-27, . (11/00436-8, 10/50174-7)
SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; SOFIA DUTTO, M.; PEREYRA, DAIANA Y.; FAILLA SIQUIER, GABRIELA; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Medusae (Scyphozoa and Cubozoa) from southwestern Atlantic and Subantarctic region (32-60 degrees S, 34-70 degrees W): species composition, spatial distribution and life history traits. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, v. 46, n. 2, p. 240-257, . (15/21007-9, 11/50242-5, 10/50174-7)
ACEVEDO, MELISSA J.; STRAEHLER-POHL, ILKA; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; BENTLAGE, BASTIAN; MATSUMOTO, I, GEORGE; YANAGIHARA, ANGEL; TOSHINO, SHO; BORDEHORE, CESAR; FUENTES, VERONICA L.. Revision of the genus Carybdea (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeidae): clarifying the identity of its type species Carybdea marsupialis. Zootaxa, v. 4543, n. 4, p. 515-548, . (11/50242-5, 10/50174-7, 16/50389-0, 15/24408-4, 15/21007-9)
ANDRÉ C. MORANDINI; SHAHNAWAZ GUL. Rediscovery of Sanderia malayensis and remarks on Rhopilema nomadica record in Pakistan (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 56, n. 15, p. 171-175, . (10/50174-7, 11/50242-5)
GACESA, RANKO; CHUNG, RAY; DUNN, SIMON R.; WESTON, ANDREW J.; JAIMES-BECERRA, ADRIAN; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; HRANUELI, DASLAV; STARCEVIC, ANTONIO; WARD, MALCOLM; et al. Gene duplications are extensive and contribute significantly to the toxic proteome of nematocysts isolated from Acropora digitifera (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). BMC Genomics, v. 16, . (11/50242-5, 10/50174-7)
DOONAN, LIAM B.; LYNHAM, STEVEN; QUINLAN, CATHERINE; IBIJI, SPIKE C.; WINTER, CARLOS E.; PADILLA, GABRIEL; JAIMES-BECERRA, ADRIAN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; LONG, PAUL F.. Venom Composition Does Not Vary Greatly Between Different Nematocyst Types Isolated from the Primary Tentacles of Olindias sambaquiensis (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN, v. 237, n. 1, p. 26-35, . (13/50484-4, 15/21007-9, 11/50242-5, 10/06927-0, 10/50174-7)
TISEO, GISELE R.; GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ, JIMENA; ZARA, FERNANDO J.; AMES, CHERYL LEWIS; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Spermatogenesis and gonadal cycle in male Tamoya haplonema and Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Cnidaria, Cubozoa). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 279, p. 59-67, . (13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/50188-8, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; BRANCO, LAURA C.; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.. Drifting in the oceans: Isarachnanthus nocturnus (Cnidaria, Ceriantharia, Arachnactidae), an anthozoan with an extended planktonic stage. Marine Biology, v. 162, n. 11, p. 2161-2169, . (12/01771-8, 12/21583-1, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; BENETI, JULIA S.; ACUNA, FABIAN H.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Ultrastructure and tube formation in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 254, p. 67-71, . (12/01771-8, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; GONZALEZ-MUNOZ, RICARDO; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. Botruanthus mexicanus (Cnidaria: Ceriantharia), a new species of tube-dwelling anemone from the Gulf of Mexico. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 47, n. 1, p. 113-118, . (11/50242-5, 15/24408-4, 10/50174-7)
WESTON, ANDREW J.; CHUNG, RAY; DUNLAP, WALTER C.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; MOURA-DA-SILVA, ANA M.; WARD, MALCOLM; PADILLA, GABRIEL; DA SILVA, LUIZIANA FERREIRA; ANDREAKIS, NIKOS; et al. Proteomic characterisation of toxins isolated from nematocysts of the South Atlantic jellyfish Olindias sambaquiensis. Toxicon, v. 71, p. 11-17, . (10/50174-7)
MIRANDA, LUCILIA S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Do Staurozoa bloom? A review of stauromedusan population biology. Hydrobiologia, v. 690, n. 1, p. 57-67, . (10/07362-7, 04/09961-4, 10/50174-7)
COLLINS, ALLEN G.; BENTLAGE, BASTIAN; GILLAN, WILLIAM (BUD); LYNN, TARA H.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Naming the Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida: Tamoyidae). Zootaxa, n. 2753, p. 53-68, . (10/50174-7)
NAGATA, RENATO M.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; COLIN, SEAN P.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.; COSTELLO, JOHN H.. Transitions in morphologies, fluid regimes, and feeding mechanisms during development of the medusa Lychnorhiza lucerna. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 557, p. 145-159, . (14/00824-6, 11/00436-8, 16/05637-5, 11/50242-5, 13/19478-8, 15/01307-8, 10/50174-7)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; SCARABINO, FABRIZIO; PASTORINO, GUIDO; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. A new species of tube-dwelling anemone (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Ceriantharia, Ceriantheopsis) from the Warm Temperate South-western Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 96, n. 7, p. 1475-1481, . (10/50174-7, 12/01771-8)
MIRANDA, LUCILIA S.; GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ, JIMENA; COLLINS, ALLEN G.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.. Evolution of the claustrum in Cnidaria: comparative anatomy reveals that it is exclusive to some species of Staurozoa and absent in Cubozoa. ORGANISMS DIVERSITY & EVOLUTION, v. 17, n. 4, p. 753-766, . (10/50174-7, 15/23695-0, 13/50484-4, 10/07362-7, 11/50242-5, 15/21007-9)

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