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Biodiversity of the helminths of Loricariidae fishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Sapucaí-Mirim River, Brazil

Grant number: 12/07850-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Inland Water Fishery Resources
Principal Investigator:Reinaldo José da Silva
Grantee:Lidiane Franceschini
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/11543-0 - Biodiversity and spacial structure of parasites of Loricariidae fishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Brazil, BE.EP.DR


The vast wealth of fish species reflects the major biodiversity of their respective parasites. However, it is estimated that only a small percentage of these parasitic species have been described. Few studies report the biodiversity of fish parasites in natural populations, in order to improve information about their geographical distribution, biology and structure of the parasite community. The limited knowledge about the biological aspects, biogeographic patterns of distribution and high morphological variability of Loricariidae fishes are factors that difficult the studies about biodiversity on this group, including the parasitic diversity of this fishes. The aim of this study is to survey the biodiversity of helminth parasites of fishes of family Loricariidae in an area under the influence of the construction of Small Hydro Power Plants (SHP) in Sapucaí-Mirim River, São Paulo State, Brazil, and to evaluate the structure of communities parasitic of the hosts evaluated. For two years, there will be two annual samples (dry/rainy), in eight sites situated between the SHP Palmeiras, Anhanguera and Retiro. Fifty specimens of each fish species will be collected, such as: Proloricaria prolixa, Hypostomus regani, Hypostomus ancistroides, Hypostomus albopunctatus, Hypostomus margaritifer, Hypostomus nigromaculatus, well as two species of the genus Hypostomus (Hypostomus sp. 1 and Hypostomus sp. 2) that are still in identification process, totaling 400 fishes. The parameters evaluated are: prevalence, mean abundance, mean intensity of infection, pattern of distribution of parasite species, dominance and diversity. Other analyzes and correlations can be made. The specimens will be photographed and the morphometry of the structures with systematically value will be obtained by a computerized image analysis. The necropsies and other procedures will be performed at the Laboratory of Wild Animal Parasitology at the Instituto de Biociências, UNESP, Campus de Botucatu.

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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; YAMADA, FABIO HIDEKI; DE OLIVEIRA FADEL YAMADA, PRISCILLA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; BONGIOVANI, MARCELA FONTES; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Seven new species ofUrocleidoides(Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from Brazilian fishes supported by morphological and molecular data. Parasitology Research, v. 119, n. 10, . (12/07850-7, 13/19776-9, 15/11542-4, 16/07829-9, 14/14298-4, 11/23588-8, 15/11543-0, 11/22603-3)
ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; MULLER, MARIA ISABEL; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. A new species of Cacatuocotyle (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) parasitizing Astyanax spp. (Characiformes, Characidae) from Brazil, including molecular data and a key to species identification. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, v. 63, n. 2, p. 261-269, . (12/07850-7, 11/23588-8, 16/07829-9, 15/11542-4)
ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; ABDALLAH, VANESSA DORO; MULLER, MARIA ISABEL; AZEVEDO, RODNEY KOZLOWISKI; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. orphological and molecular data of new species of Characithecium and Diaphorocleidus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from Neotropical characid fishe. Parasitology International, v. 84, . (15/11542-4, 15/11543-0, 16/07829-9, 12/07850-7, 16/21040-9, 11/23588-8, 17/16546-3)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Six new species of Heteropriapulus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from South American fishes with an amended diagnosis to the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4290, n. 3, p. 459-482, . (15/22382-8, 12/22895-7, 12/07850-7, 11/23588-8)
FRANCESCHINI, L.; ZAGO, A. C.; MULLER, M. I.; FRANCISCO, C. J.; TAKEMOTO, R. M.; DA SILVA, R. J.. Morphology and molecular characterization of Demidospermus spirophallus n. sp., D. prolixus n. sp (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) and a redescription of D. anus in siluriform catfish from Brazil. JOURNAL OF HELMINTHOLOGY, v. 92, n. 2, p. 228-243, . (12/07850-7)
Academic Publications
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FRANCESCHINI, Lidiane. Biodiversity of parasites of Loricariidae fishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Sapucaí-Mirim River, Brazil. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Botucatu Botucatu.

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