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Harnessing phylogenomic comparative methods to understand the diversification of fishes of the Loricarioidea superfamily

Grant number: 15/00691-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): November 05, 2015
Effective date (End): November 04, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal researcher:Claudio de Oliveira
Grantee:Fábio Fernandes Roxo
Supervisor abroad: Michael E. Alfaro
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/05051-5 - Harnessing phylogenomic comparative methods to understand the diversification of fishes of the superfamily Loricarioidea, BP.PD

Abstract

The Loricarioidea is the largest monophyletic group of catfishes endemic to the Neotropics with about 1,412 valid species assigned to six family-level taxa; Astroblepidae (61 species), Callichthyidae (200 species), Loricariidae (870 species), Nematogenyidae (1 species), Scoloplacidae (6 species) and Trichomycteridae (273 species). Loricarioid fishes are widely distributed throughout freshwater habitats in tropical South America and southern Central America. In addition to their exceptional species richness, loricarioids exhibit an wide range of morphological, physiological and ecological specializations, occupying many habitats and trophic levels, including obligate herbivores, parasites (Vandelia) and the only known wood-eating fish species (Panaque). The sucker-shaped mouth and spoon-shaped teeth morphologies of loricariids allows many species to forage on algae and cling to substrate surfaces, and astroblepids even have the ability to climb waterfalls. The great diversity of loricarioid fishes provides abundant materials for the study of fundamental questions in evolution and ecology: What intrinsic organismal and external environmental factors promoted or restricted diversification within loricarioid clades? Why do some clades have such high species richness (as Loricariidae with 870 species) whereas other clades have such low diversity (as Nematogenyidae with 1 species, or Scoloplacidae with 6 species)? How can a dozen or more species from a single subfamily, all with seemingly equivalent ecological requirements in terms of habitat and food resources, coexist sympatrically within a single river system? Therefore, we propose to combine the intellectual and genetic resources of researchers in the US and in Brazil to reconstruct the phylogeny of Loricarioidea, assessing the most species-dense taxon sampling of these groups to date to study the diversification dynamics and understand the distributions of species and ecosystems in light of Earth history processes that shape landscape evolution. (AU)

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Scientific publications (19)
(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)
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; BOCKMANN, FLAVIO A.; SABAJ, MARK H.; JEREP, FERNANDO C.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; BENINE, RICARDO C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Evolutionary history of Heptapteridae catfishes using ultraconserved elements (Teleostei, Siluriformes). ZOOLOGICA SCRIPTA, v. 50, n. 5, p. 543-554, SEP 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; MELO, BRUNO F.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; SHIBATTA, OSCAR A.; SABAJ, MARK H.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomics of the bumblebee catfishes (Siluriformes: Pseudopimelodidae) using ultraconserved elements. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH, v. 59, n. 8 JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MATEUSSI, NADAYCA T. B.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OTA, RAFAELA P.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomics of the Neotropical fish family Serrasalmidae with a novel intrafamilial classification (Teleostei: Characiformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 153, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OCHOA, LUZ E.; DATOVO, ALESSIO; DONASCIMIENTO, CARLOS; ROXO, FABIO F.; SABAJ, MARK H.; CHANG, JONATHAN; MELO, BRUNO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; ALFARO, MICHAEL; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomic analysis of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes) inferred from ultraconserved elements. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 10, n. 1 FEB 14 2020. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; SABAJ, MARK H.; LUJAN, NATHAN K.; COVAIN, RAPHAEL; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; MELO, BRUNO F.; ALBERT, JAMES S.; CHANG, JONATHAN; FORESTI, FAUSTO; ALFARO, MICHAEL E.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Phylogenomic reappraisal of the Neotropical catfish family Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 135, p. 148-165, JUN 2019. Web of Science Citations: 6.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; REIA, LAIS; ZAWADZKI, CLAUDIO H.; ROXO, FABIO F. New species of Neoplecostomus (Neoplecostomini: Loricariidae) lacking adipose fin from upper Rio Parana basin, central Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4544, n. 1, p. 93-102, JAN 10 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOUZA, CAMILA S.; COSTA-SILVA, GUILHERME J.; ROXO, FABIO F.; FORESTI, FAUSTO; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Genetic and Morphological Analyses Demonstrate That Schizolecis guntheri (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) Is Likely to Be a Species Complex. FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, v. 9, MAR 2 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; COVAIN, RAPHAEL; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO; ROXO, FABIO F. Description of two new species of Lithoxus (Hypostominae: Loricariidae) from rio Jari and rio Amapa basins, Brazilian Guiana Shield. Zootaxa, v. 4347, n. 1, p. 151-168, NOV 10 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ROXO, FABIO F.; DIAS, ANGELICA C.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Two new species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Amazonas basin, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4341, n. 2, p. 258-270, OCT 31 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
OCHOA, LUZ E.; ROXO, FABIO F.; DONASCIMIENTO, CARLOS; SABAJ, MARK H.; DATOVO, ALESSI; ALFARO, MICHAEL; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Multilocus analysis of the catfish family Trichomycteridae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes) supporting a monophyletic Trichomycterinae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, v. 115, p. 71-81, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 7.
ROXO, FABIO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ZAWADZKI, CLAUDIO H.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Neoplecostomus canastra, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) species from upper Rio Parana basin. Zootaxa, v. 4294, n. 2, p. 226-240, JUL 18 2017. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ROXO, FABIO F.; LUJAN, NATHAN K.; TAGLIACOLLO, VICTOR A.; WALTZ, BRANDON T.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO; ALBERT, JAMES S. Shift from slow- to fast-water habitats accelerates lineage and phenotype evolution in a clade of Neotropical suckermouth catfishes (Loricariidae: Hypoptopomatinae). PLoS One, v. 12, n. 6 JUN 7 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.
ROXO, FABIO F.; MELO, BRUNO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. New species of Parotocinclus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from coastal drainages of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4232, n. 2, p. 260-270, FEB 16 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; MELO, BRUNO F.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. New species of Curculionichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the eastern Guiana Shield. Zootaxa, v. 4175, n. 3, p. 281-291, OCT 14 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OYAKAWA, OSVALDO T. Description of a new species of Pareiorhina (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the rio Sao Francisco basin, Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4107, n. 3, p. 381-391, MAY 3 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; LUJAN, NATHAN K.; TAGLIACOLLO, VICTOR A.; ZAWADZKI, CLAUDIO H.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Transcontinental dispersal, ecological opportunity and origins of an adaptive radiation in the Neotropical catfish genus Hypostomus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Molecular Ecology, v. 25, n. 7, p. 1511-1529, APR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 10.
ZAWADZKI, CLAUDIO H.; ROXO, FABIO F.; DA GRACA, WEFERSON J. Hisonotus pachysarkos, a new species of cascudinho from the rio Ivai basin, upper rio Parana system, Brazil (Loricariidae: Otothyrinae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, v. 26, n. 4, p. 373-383, MAR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 3.
ROXO, FABIO F.; SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Description of a new species of Parotocinclus (Siluriformes, Hypoptopomatinae) from the rio Tapajos basin. ZOOKEYS, n. 634, p. 125-136, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SILVA, GABRIEL S. C.; ROXO, FABIO F.; OCHOA, LUZ E.; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIO. Description of a new catfish genus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Tocantins River basin in central Brazil, with comments on the historical zoogeography of the new taxon. ZOOKEYS, n. 598, p. 129-157, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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