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Diversity and ecology of tadpoles from Central Amazonia

Grant number: 10/52321-7
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2011 - June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - SISBIOTA-Brazil
Principal Investigator:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Grantee:Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Neotropical region presents the richest fauna of anurans amphibians (frogs, toads and treefrogs) in the world. Especially diverse faunas occur in warm and moist tropical locations, as in the Amazon Basin: about 600 species are known from this region, but several studies indicate that these numbers are clearly underestimated. A question of central interest for community ecologists is how is possible the coexistence of species, in particular in ‘biodiversity hotspots’ such as tropical rainforests. Ecological and evolutionary processes operating at different temporal and spatial scales influence community structure and species distribution. However, relatively few are the studies on Amazonian anuran communities, and many of them are restricted to breeding site choice and breeding phenology based on male calling activity. The larval phase (tadpoles), recognized in many species as the period in the life cycle when most of mortality occurs and thus important in the regulation of adult populations, has been comparatively neglected in field and taxonomic studies. Recent research projects are increasing our knowledge about tadpole assemblages in the Neotropics, including Central Amazonia, where aspects of taxonomy, morphology, natural history and ecology have been investigated. However, they answer only a small fraction of the interesting questions about tadpoles and their life histories. This project focuses on the species composition, habitat use, natural history and ecology of the tadpole communities of “terra firme” forests and floodplain lakes in Central Amazonia, which present high diversity of species, reproductive modes, and larval eco-morphotypes. Special attention is given to morphological characteristics, development and the patterns in resource utilization; moreover, the effects of biotic (predation) and abiotic factors (habitat structure and water quality) that contribute to current community structure were determined. (AU)

Scientific publications (37)
(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)
JORDANI, MAINARA XAVIER; MOUQUET, NICOLAS; CASATTI, LILIAN; MENIN, MARCELO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; ALBERT, CECILE HELENE. Intraspecific and interspecific trait variability in tadpole meta-communities from the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 9, n. 7, p. 4025-4037, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANNIBALE, FABIANE SANTANA; TSUTAE DE SOUSA, VERONICA THIEMI; DE SOUSA, CARLOS EDUARDO; VENESKY, MATTHEW D.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; NOMURA, FAUSTO; WASSERSUG, RICHARD J. Influence of substrate orientation on tadpoles' feeding efficiency. BIOLOGY OPEN, v. 8, n. 1 JAN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OUCHI-MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; MEYNARD, CHRISTINE N.; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Integrating phylogenetic and functional biodiversity facets to guide conservation: a case study using anurans in a global biodiversity hotspot. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, v. 27, n. 12, p. 3247-3266, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LEAO-PIRES, THIAGO A.; LUIZ, AMOM MENDES; SAWAYA, RICARDO J. The complex roles of space and environment in structuring functional, taxonomic and phylogenetic beta diversity of frogs in the Atlantic Forest. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 4 APR 19 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SANTOS, DANUSY LOPES; DE MORAIS, ALESSANDRO RIBEIRO; SIGNORELLI, LUCIANA; BASTOS, ROGERIO PEREIRA; FEIO, RENATO; NOMURA, FAUSTO. Description of the Tadpole of Phyllomedusa azurea from the Brazilian Cerrado, with a Description of the Internal Oral Morphology of Phyllomedusa oreades. Herpetologica, v. 74, n. 1, p. 50-57, MAR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NAVARRO-LOZANO, ALBA; SANCHEZ-DOMENE, DAVID; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C.; BOSCH, JAIME; SAWAYA, RICARDO J. Are oral deformities in tadpoles accurate indicators of anuran chytridiomycosis?. PLoS One, v. 13, n. 1 JAN 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MELLO, CAIO MARINHO; GONCALVES, DARLENE DA SILVA; SOLE, MIRCO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; CONTE, CARLOS EDUARDO. A comparison of tadpoles of two populations of Leptodactylus plaumanni (Anura: Leptodactylidae), with a discussion of Leptodactylus tadpole morphology. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, v. 53, n. 3, p. 233-244, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MENIN, MARCELO; COMB PINTO, REBECA MC; PEGORINI, REYSI JHAYNE; DA SILVA, MAGDA RABELO. Redescription of the Tadpole of Ameerega hahneli (Boulenger, 1884) (Anura: Dendrobatidae) with Notes on Ontogenetic Variations and Development Habitats. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 12, n. 3, p. 236-243, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
OUCHI DE MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; GONCALVES-SOUZA, THIAGO; GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO; DE CERQUEIRA, DENISE. Tadpole species richness within lentic and lotic microhabitats: an interactive influence of environmental and spatial factors. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 27, n. 4, p. 339-345, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BOENING, PHILIPP; WOLF, SILAS; UPTON, KATY; MENIN, MARCELO; VENEGAS, PABLO J.; LOETTERS, STEFAN. Amphibian diversity and its turnover in floating meadows along the Amazon river. SALAMANDRA, v. 53, n. 3, p. 379-388, AUG 15 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
JORDANI, MAINARA XAVIER; OUCHI DE MELO, LILIAN SAYURI; QUEIROZ, CASSIA DE SOUZA; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO. Tadpole community structure in lentic and lotic habitats: richness and diversity in the Atlantic Rainforest lowland. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, v. 27, n. 3, p. 299-306, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MELCHIOR, LARA G.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C.; DA SILVA, FERNANDO R. Evaluating multiple spatial scales to understand the distribution of anuran beta diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, v. 7, n. 7, p. 2403-2413, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
PROVETE, DIOGO B.; GUIMARAES, CARLA S.; MELO, LILIAN S. O.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C. Tadpole of Proceratophrys mantiqueira (Anura: Odontophrynidae), with a Description of Its Internal Oral Features. Copeia, v. 105, n. 1, p. 46-52, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
JANAINA REIS FERREIRA LIMA; JUCIVALDO DIAS LIMA; SORAIA DIAS LIMA; RAULLYAN BORJA LIMA SILVA; GILDA VASCONCELLOS DE ANDRADE. Amphibians found in the Amazonian Savanna of the Rio Curiau Environmental Protection Area in Amapa, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 17, n. 2 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SIGNORELLI, LUCIANA; BASTOS, ROGERIO P.; DE MARCO, JR., PAULO; WITH, KIMBERLY A. Landscape context affects site occupancy of pond-breeding anurans across a disturbance gradient in the Brazilian Cerrado. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, v. 31, n. 9, p. 1997-2012, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ALMEIDA-SILVA, DIEGO; NETO, ANTONIO MOLLO; MENDES, HUMBERTO FONSECA; VERDADE, VANESSA KRUTH. The tadpole of Hypsiboas guentheri (Boulenger) (Anura: Hylidae). Zootaxa, v. 4179, n. 1, p. 139-143, OCT 28 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SCHIESARI, LUIS; CORREA, DECIO T. Consequences of agroindustrial sugarcane production to freshwater biodiversity. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 8, n. 3, p. 644-657, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
SANTOS, FLAVIO J. M.; PROTAZIO, AIRAN S.; MOURA, CARLOS W. N.; JUNCA, FLORA A. Diet and food resource partition among benthic tadpoles of three anuran species in Atlantic Forest tropical streams. JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, v. 31, n. 1, p. 53-60, JAN 2 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PEZZUTI, TIAGO LEITE; FERNANDES, IGOR RODRIGUES; FORTES LEITE, FELIPE SA; DE SOUSA, CARLOS EDUARDO; ANCHIETTA GARCIA, PAULO CHRISTIANO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE. The tadpoles of the neotropical Scinax catharinae group (Anura, Hylidae): Ecomorphology and descriptions of two new forms. ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 261, p. 22-32, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
VAZ-SILVA, WILIAN; MACIEL, NATAN M.; BASTOS, ROGERIO P.; POMBAL, JR., JOSE P. Revealing Two New Species of the Rhinella margaritifera Species Group (Anura, Bufonidae): An Enigmatic Taxonomic Group of Neotropical Toads. Herpetologica, v. 71, n. 3, p. 212-222, SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DE SOUSA, VERONICA T. T.; NOMURA, FAUSTO; DE C. ROSSA-FERES, DENISE; ANDRADE, GILDA V.; PEZZUTI, TIAGO L.; WASSERSUG, RICHARD J.; VENESKY, MATTHEW D. Differential effects of temperature on the feeding kinematics of the tadpoles of two sympatric anuran species. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY PART A-ECOLOGICAL GENETICS AND PHYSIOLOGY, v. 323, n. 7, p. 456-465, AUG 1 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
QUEIROZ, CASSIA DE SOUZA; DA SILVA, FERNANDO RODRIGUES; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. The relationship between pond habitat depth and functional tadpole diversity in an agricultural landscape. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, v. 2, n. 7 JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
SANTANA, DIEGO JOSE; MANGIA, SARAH; DA SILVEIRA-FILHO, RICARDO RODRIGUES; DA SILVA BARROS, LIVIA CLAUDIA; ANDRADE, IGOR; NAPOLI, MARCELO FELGUEIRAS; JUNCA, FLORA; GARDA, ADRIAN ANTONIO. Anurans from the Middle Jaguaribe River Region, Ceara State, Northeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v. 15, n. 3 JUL-SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DE ALMEIDA, ALEXANDRE PINHEIRO; RODRIGUES, DOMINGOS DE JESUS; GAREY, MICHEL VARAJAO; MENIN, MARCELO. Tadpole richness in riparian areas is determined by niche-based and neutral processes. Hydrobiologia, v. 745, n. 1, p. 123-135, FEB 2015. Web of Science Citations: 5.
MERCES, EDNEI DE ALMEIDA; MAGALHAES, FELIPE DE MEDEIROS; AMADO, TALITA FERREIRA; JUNCA, FLORA ACUNA; GARDA, ADRIAN ANTONIO. Tadpole of Leptodactylus oreomantis Carvalho, Leite & Pezzuti 2013 (Anura, Leptodactylidae). Zootaxa, v. 3911, n. 4, p. 589-592, JAN 21 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUSA, V. T. T.; NOMURA, F.; VENESKY, M. D.; ROSSA-FERES, D. C.; PEZZUTI, T. L.; ANDRADE, G. V.; WASSERSUG, R. J. Flexible feeding kinematics of a tropical carnivorous anuran tadpole. Journal of Zoology, v. 293, n. 3, p. 204-210, JUL 2014. Web of Science Citations: 9.
ROSA RODRIGUES DE OLIVEIRA, MARIANNA ISABELLA; WEBER, LUIZ NORBERTO; NAPOLI, MARCELO FELGUEIRAS. Internal oral morphology in larvae of the genus Rhinella Fitzinger, 1826 (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae). Zootaxa, v. 3745, n. 5, p. 501-523, DEC 9 2013. Web of Science Citations: 0.
STEFANI MARGARIDO, TATIANA CRISTINA; FELICIO, ANDREIA ARANTES; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA; DE ALMEIDA, EDUARDO ALVES. Biochemical biomarkers in Scinax fuscovarius tadpoles exposed to a commercial formulation of the pesticide fipronil. MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 91, n. SI, p. 61-67, OCT 2013. Web of Science Citations: 15.
PROVETE, DIOGO B.; MELO, LILIAN S. O.; GAREY, MICHEL V.; GOMES, FELIPE B. R.; MARTINS, ITAMAR A.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C. LARVAE OF PROCERATOPHRYS MELANOPOGON (AMPHIBIA: ANURA), WITH EMPHASIS ON INTERNAL ORAL MORPHOLOGY AND COMPARISONS WITH P. CURURU AND P. MORATOI. Herpetologica, v. 69, n. 2, p. 163-174, JUN 2013. Web of Science Citations: 6.
VENESKY, MATTHEW D.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C.; NOMURA, FAUSTO; DE ANDRADE, GILDA VASCONCELLOS; PEZZUTI, TIAGO LEITE; TSUTAE DE SOUSA, VERONICA THIEMI; ANDERSON, CHRISTOPHER V.; WASSERSUG, RICHARD J. Comparative feeding kinematics of tropical hylid tadpoles. Journal of Experimental Biology, v. 216, n. 10, p. 1928-1937, MAY 2013. Web of Science Citations: 8.
NOMURA, F.; DE MARCO, P.; CARVALHO, A. F. A.; ROSSA-FERES, D. C. Does background colouration affect the behaviour of tadpoles? An experimental approach with an odonate predator. ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, v. 25, n. 2, p. 185-198, APR 1 2013. Web of Science Citations: 8.
PINTO, REBECA MC COMB; PY-DANIEL, SARAH SAMPAIO; MENIN, MARCELO. Redescription of the Tadpole of Phyllomedusa bicolor (Anura: Hylidae) from Central Amazonia. South American Journal of Herpetology, v. 8, n. 1, p. 67-72, APR 2013. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CALIJORNE LOURENCO, ANA CAROLINA; GOMES DE CARVALHO, ANDRE LUIZ; BAETA, DELIO; PEZZUTI, TIAGO LEITE; LEITE, FELIPE SA FORTES. A new species of the Scinax catharinae group (Anura, Hylidae) from Serra da Canastra, southwestern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 3613, n. 6, p. 573-588, FEB 14 2013. Web of Science Citations: 14.
SILVA, FERNANDO R.; OLIVEIRA, THIAGO A. L.; GIBBS, JAMES P.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE C. An experimental assessment of landscape configuration effects on frog and toad abundance and diversity in tropical agro-savannah landscapes of southeastern Brazil. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, v. 27, n. 1, p. 87-96, JAN 2012. Web of Science Citations: 14.
PROVETE, DIOGO B.; GAREY, MICHEL V.; DIAS, NATACHA Y. N.; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE C. THE TADPOLE OF PHYSALAEMUS MOREIRAE (ANURA: LEIUPERIDAE). Herpetologica, v. 67, n. 3, p. 258-270, SEP 2011. Web of Science Citations: 7.
TSUTAE DE SOUSA, VERONICA THIEMI; TERESA, FABRICIO BARRETO; ROSSA-FERES, DENISE DE CERQUEIRA. Predation risk and jumping behavior in Pseudopaludicola aff. falcipes tadpoles. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, v. 22, n. 5, p. 940-946, SEP-OCT 2011. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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