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Recognizing the diversity of jellyfishes (Medusozoa, Rhopaliophora)

Grant number: 15/21007-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2016 - May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Biological Oceanography
Principal Investigator:André Carrara Morandini
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The project aims to generate knowledge about the systematics of jellyfish, focusing on morphological aspects and using molecular tools. Life cycle studies and biology data will also be used once they provide additional data for identification and help comprehend the role of jellyfish in the marine environment (blooms/outbreaks, trophic chains). Jellyfishes attract and move away men by their beauty and due to the possibility of causing accidents. The study of evolutionary patterns (understood through the relationships) inside this group can allow deciding which species can be explored in several aspects (e.g. study of toxins). Notwithstanding there is still a gap, regarding the information about the fauna of these invertebrates, in certain areas of the Brazilian coast and also the world. Thus, any study will greatly contribute to increase the knowledge about cnidarian biodiversity. The differential of the project lies in using an integrative approach [life cycle, biology, detailed morphology, molecular data] to diagnose and define species. (AU)

Scientific publications (15)
(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)
MATHEWS, PATRICK D.; MERTINS, OMAR; MILANIN, TIAGO; ESPINOZA, LUIS L.; FLORES-GONZALES, ANAI P.; AUDEBERT, FABIENNE; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Molecular Phylogeny and taxonomy of a new Myxobolus species from the endangered ornamental fish, Otocinclus cocama endemic to Peru: A host-parasite coextinction approach. Acta Tropica, v. 210, OCT 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MILLS, V. SADIE; KEABLE, STEPHEN J. Ceriantharia (Cnidaria) from Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica with Descriptions of Four New Species. RECORDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, v. 72, n. 3, p. 81-100, JUL 29 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MATHEWS, PATRICK D.; MADRID, RAFAEL R. M.; MERTINS, OMAR; RIGONI, VERA L. S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. A new Myxobolus (Cnidaria: Myxosporea) infecting the ornamental catfish Corydoras schwartzi from the Purus River in Brazil. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TAXONOMY, v. 620, p. 1-14, MAR 30 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
JORDANO, MAYARA DE A.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; NAGATA, RENATO M. Is phenotypic plasticity determined by temperature and fluid regime in filter-feeding gelatinous organisms?. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 522, JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GAMERO-MORA, EDGAR; HALBAUER, ROLAND; BARTSCH, VANESSA; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Regenerative Capacity of the Upside-down Jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana. ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES, v. 58, DEC 4 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALE, EZEQUIEL; RAMSAK, ANDREJA; STANKOVIC, DAVID; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA; MEYER, DIOGO; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. Early Pleistocene divergence of Pelagia noctiluca populations (Cnidaria, Medusozoa) between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 99, n. 8, p. 1753-1764, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOPES, CELINE S. S.; CEDELLO, HELLEN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N. Revision of the genus Ceriantheomorphe (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Ceriantharia) with description of a new species from the Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Atlantic. ZOOKEYS, n. 874, p. 127-148, SEP 9 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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, AUG 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
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, JAN 9 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
DONG, ZHIJUN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; WANG, LEI; SUN, TINGTING. First record of Phyllorhiza sp. (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) in a Chinese coastal aquaculture pond. PeerJ, v. 7, JAN 9 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SÉRGIO NASCIMENTO STAMPAR; CELINE S.S. LOPES; STEFANY ARCHANGELO DE ANGELIS; ANDRÉ CARRARA MORANDINI. DNA Barcoding revealing the occurrence of Isarachnanthus (Cnidaria; Anthozoa; eriantharia) in Cape Verde. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 59, p. -, 2019.
NAGATA, RENATO MITSUO; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. Diet, prey selection, and individual feeding rates of the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna (Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae). Marine Biology, v. 165, n. 12 DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PUENTE TAPIA, FRANCISCO ALEJANDRO; GASCA, REBECA; GENZANO, GABRIEL; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. New records of association between Brachyscelus cf. rapacoides (Arthropoda: Amphipoda) and medusae (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa and Hydrozoa) from Sao Sebastiao Channel, southeast Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, v. 66, n. 3 JUL-SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
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, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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