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Biodiversity of Polychaeta in the intertidal zone and shallow infralitoral on hard substrates off Northeastern Brazil, states of Pernambuco and Paraíba

Grant number: 10/52116-4
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2011 - January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:João Miguel de Matos Nogueira
Grantee:João Miguel de Matos Nogueira
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The aim of this project is to continue an on-going project which studies the species of polychaetes living on hard substrates along the state of Paraíba, from the intertidal zone to shallow sublitoral; if approved by FAPESP, the project will be expanded to the state of Pernambuco. According to preliminary observations by a recently concluded project (Projeto Biota Paraíba - macrofauna de praias com substrato consolidado da zonaentremarés ao infralitoral), the area has a very rich fauna of polychaetes, but that study was focused on macrofauna and so it did not include most of the polychaete species. Therefore, the area will be studied by scrapping from the substrates small samples of sponges, ascidians, bryozoans, zoanthids, mussel beds, aggregations of sabelariids, tufts of algae and similar micro-habitats, and by breaking and/or decalcifying nodules of calcareous algae and small colonies of scleractinian corals. The samples will be gathered at peaks of low tide, from the intertidal zone to shallow sublitoral, down to around 1.5 m deep. The material will be sorted alive under stereomicroscope, the specimens of polychaetes will be relaxed in menthol solution, fixed in 4% formaline and posteriorly rinsed in fresh water and transferred to 70% ethanol solution. The identifications will be made by students (with this material included in their monographs, M. Sc. Dissertations or Ph. D. thesis), or renowned scientists, specialists on each group, preferably from Brazil. In addition to the contribution to improve the knowledge on the biodiversity of marine invertebrates occurring along the Brazilian coast, this project will also contribute to the education of new taxonomists in at least two labs. The results will be published in specialized journals and/or presented in scientific meetings. This project is partially founded by CNPq, by Edital Universal 2008. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(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)
DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; CARRERETTE, ORLEMIR; HUTCHINGS, PAT; FITZHUGH, KIRK. Systematic review of the species of the family Telothelepodidae Nogueira, Fitzhugh & Hutchings, 2013 (Annelida, Terebelliformia), with descriptions of three new species. MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, v. 14, n. 3, p. 217-257, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; FITZHUGH, KIRK; HUTCHINGS, PAT; CARRERETTE, ORLEMIR. Phylogenetic analysis of the family Telothelepodidae Nogueira, Fitzhugh & Hutchings, 2013 (Annelida: Terebelliformia). MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, v. 13, n. 6, p. 671-692, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PARESQUE, KARLA; SAN MARTIN, GUILLERMO; ALVAREZ-CAMPOS, PATRICIA; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI. Two new species and new records of the genus Paraopisthosyllis Hartmann-Schroder, 1991 (Annelida: Syllidae) from northeastern Brazil and Philippine Islands. Zootaxa, v. 4178, n. 1, p. 116-130, OCT 21 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PARESQUE, KARLA; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL. Branchiosyllis, Haplosyllis, Opisthosyllis and Trypanosyllis (Annelida: Syllidae) from Brazil, with the Description of Two New Species. PLoS One, v. 11, n. 5 MAY 4 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; HUTCHINGS, PAT; CARRERETTE, ORLEMIR. Terebellidae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, v. 4019, n. 1, p. 484-576, SEP 18 2015. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; HUTCHINGS, PAT; CARRERETTE, ORLEMIR. Polycirridae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, v. 4019, n. 1, p. 437-483, SEP 18 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
HUTCHINGS, PAT; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; CARRERETTE, ORLEMIR. Telothelepodidae, Thelepodidae and Trichobranchidae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa, v. 4019, n. 1, p. 240-274, SEP 18 2015. Web of Science Citations: 10.
PARESQUE, KARLA; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI; SAN MARTIN, GUILLERMO; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL. Amblyosyllis, Eusyllis, Odontosyllis, Perkinsyllis and Streptodonta (Annelida: Syllidae) from Brazil, with descriptions of two new species and new records for the country. Zootaxa, v. 4000, n. 3, p. 301-334, AUG 17 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
PARESQUE, KARLA; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL. The genus Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1879 ( Polychaeta: Syllidae) from northeastern Brazil, with descriptions of two new species. MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, v. 10, n. 6, p. 554-576, JUL 3 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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