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Recognizing the diversity of jellyfishes (Medusozoa, Rhopaliophora)

Grant number: 15/21007-9
Support Opportunities: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
Host 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)

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Scientific publications (31)
(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)
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)
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, . (15/21007-9)
LAWLEY, JONATHAN W.; GAMERO-MORA, EDGAR; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; CHIAVERANO, LUCIANO M.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; HOPCROFT, RUSSELL R.; COLLINS, ALLEN G.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. The importance of molecular characters when morphological variability hinders diagnosability: systematics of the moon jellyfish genus Aurelia (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). PeerJ, v. 9, . (19/03552-0, 17/07317-0, 16/04560-9, 16/12163-0, 15/21007-9)
HARI PRAVED, P.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; SUHAANA, M. NAZAR; JIMA, M.; ANEESH, B. P.; BIJOY NANDAN, S.; JAYACHANDRAN, P. R.. Report of Mauve Stinger Pelagia cf. noctiluca (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) Bloom from Northeastern Arabian Sea (NEAS). THALASSAS, v. 37, n. 2, p. 569-576, . (16/04560-9, 15/21007-9)
ARRUDA, GIAN LUCAS M.; VIGERELLI, HUGO; BUFALO, MICHELLE C.; LONGATO, GIOVANNA B.; VELOSO, RODINEI V.; ZAMBELLI, VANESSA O.; PICOLO, GISELE; CURY, YARA; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO CARLOS; et al. Box Jellyfish (Cnidaria, Cubozoa) Extract Increases Neuron's Connection: A Possible Neuroprotector Effect. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, v. 2021, . (15/21007-9, 15/50040-4, 16/06137-6, 19/19929-6, 13/07467-1, 11/50242-5)
DE SOUZA CAVALCANTI, ISABELA RODRIGUES; CELESTE LUNA, MARIA; FAIVOVICH, JULIAN; GRANT, TARAN. tructure and evolution of the sexually dimorphic integumentary swelling on the hands of dendrobatid poison frogs and their relatives (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatoidea. Journal of Anatomy, v. 240, n. 3, . (15/21007-9, 18/15425-0, 12/10000-5)
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; GAMERO-MORA, EDGAR; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; FRITSCHER, JULIANO M.; OLIVEIRA, BRUNO S. P.; SAMPAIO, CLAUDIO L. S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. The puzzling occurrence of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) along the Brazilian coast: a result of several invasion events?. Zoologia, v. 37, . (11/50242-5, 16/50389-0, 15/24408-4, 16/04560-9, 15/21007-9, 19/03552-0)
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, . (15/21007-9, 10/50174-7, 13/50484-4, 11/50242-5, 10/06927-0)
SOUSA, FABRICIO B.; MILANIN, TIAGO; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; ESPINOZA, LUIS L.; FLORES-GONZALES, ANAI; GOMES, ANA L. S.; MATOSO, DANIELE A.; MATHEWS, PATRICK D.. Molecular diagnostic based on 18S rDNA and supplemental taxonomic data of the cnidarian coelozoic Ceratomyxa (Cnidaria, Myxosporea) and comments on the intraspecific morphological variation. ZOOSYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, v. 97, n. 2, p. 307-314, . (15/18807-3, 15/21007-9, 18/20482-3)
AMES, CHERYL LEWIS; OHDERA, AKI H.; COLSTON, SOPHIE M.; COLLINS, ALLEN G.; FITT, WILLIAM K.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; ERICKSON, JEFFREY S.; VORA, GARY J.. Fieldable Environmental DNA Sequencing to Assess Jellyfish Biodiversity in Nearshore Waters of the Florida Keys, United States. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, v. 8, . (15/21007-9)
CRISTINA GOMEZ-SALINAS, LAURA; LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, JUANA; CARRARA MORANDINI, ANDRE. The Young Stages of the Cannonball Jellyfish (Stomolophus sp. 2) from the Central Gulf of California (Mexico). DIVERSITY-BASEL, v. 13, n. 6, . (15/21007-9)
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, . (15/24408-4, 15/21007-9)
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, . (04/09961-4, 15/21007-9, 11/50242-5, 13/50484-4)
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, . (15/24408-4, 16/04962-0, 16/50389-0, 15/21007-9)
BANHA, THOMAS N. S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; ROSARIO, RENAN P.; MARTINELLI FILHO, JOSE E.. Scyphozoan jellyfish (Cnidaria, Medusozoa) from Amazon coast: distribution, temporal variation and length-weight relationship. Journal of Plankton Research, v. 42, n. 6, p. 767-778, . (15/21007-9, 11/50242-5)
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, . (15/25142-8, 15/21007-9)
DE GODOY, ISABELA A.; ALBERTS, CARLOS C.; NESPOLO, CAIO H.; DE OLIVEIRA, JULIANA; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.. Is it possible to use behavior characters for evolutionary reconstruction in marine invertebrates? A methodological approach using Ethokit Logger. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 93, n. 3, . (16/50389-0, 16/04962-0, 19/01261-9, 15/21007-9, 19/03552-0)
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, . (16/13368-4, 15/18807-3, 18/20482-3, 15/23948-5, 15/21007-9)
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, . (18/20482-3, 16/13368-4, 15/23948-5, 15/21007-9)
MILANIN, TIAGO; MATHEWS, PATRICK D.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MERTINS, OMAR; AUDEBERT, FABIENNE; PEREIRA, JOSE O. L.; MAIA, ANTONIO A. M.. Morphostructural data and phylogenetic relationships of a new cnidarian myxosporean infecting spleen of an economic and ecological important bryconid fish from Brazil. Microbial Pathogenesis, v. 150, . (15/21007-9, 19/13147-6, 18/20482-3, 15/18807-3)
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)
GAMERO-MORA, EDGAR; COLLINS, ALLEN G.; BOCO, SHELDON REY; GESON, SERAFIN MENDEZ; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; WILSON, NERIDA. evealing hidden diversity among upside-down jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Cassiopea): distinct evidence allows the change of status of a neglected variety and the description of a new specie. INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS, v. 36, n. 1, p. 63-89, . (15/21007-9)
THE, JORGE; BARROSO, HORTENCIA DE SOUSA; MAMMONE, MARTA; VIANA, MICHAEL; BATISTA MELO, CAIO SERVULO; MIES, MIGUEL; BANHA, THOMAS N. S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; ROSSI, SERGIO; SOARES, MARCELO DE OLIVEIRA. Aquaculture facilities promote populational stability throughout seasons and increase medusae size for the invasive jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda. MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 162, . (15/21007-9)
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 São Sebastião Channel, southeast Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, v. 66, n. 3, . (15/21007-9, 13/50484-4, 11/50242-5)
NAGATA, RENATO M.; TEIXEIRA-AMARAL, PRISCILA; LEMOS, VITORIA R.; JORDANO, MAYARA A.; MUXAGATA, ERIK; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.. First description of wild-collected ephyrae of Lychnorhiza lucerna (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 93, n. 2, . (15/21007-9, 15/25142-8)
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)
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, . (10/50174-7, 11/50242-5, 15/21007-9)
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, . (15/21007-9, 15/24408-4, 16/50389-0, 16/04962-0, 17/50028-0)
THE, JORGE; GAMERO-MORA, EDGAR; CHAGAS DA SILVA, MARCUS V.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; ROSSI, SERGIO; DE OLIVEIRA SOARES, MARCELO. Non-indigenous upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda in shrimp farms (Brazil). Aquaculture, v. 532, . (15/21007-9)

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