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Taxonomic review and potential distribution of the genus Ceriantheomorphe (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Ceriantharia) in the Atlantic Ocean

Grant number: 16/04962-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Grantee:Celine Lopes da Silva Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/15376-7 - Phenotypic plasticity in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria): a case study on the Singapore coast, BE.EP.MS


Phylum Cnidaria is divided in two subphyum, Medusozoa and Anthozoaria. In the second is included the subclass Ceriantharia, which includes the family Cerianthidae that is the most representative in number of species and the genus Ceriantheomorphe. In this group, the species Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis is remarkable for having figured in the Brazilian List of Endangered Species between 2004 and 2015, however there is no population study and its taxonomic consistency is not reliable. In this way, there are records of other species in Brazil, Cerianthus brasiliensis and unpublished studies indicate a possible correlation with the genus Ceriantheomorphe. Thus, this project aims to discuss the distribution area of the genus Ceriantheomorphe in the Atlantic Ocean and its taxonomic consistency. Based on specimens identified as Ceriantheomorphe from Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and the United States studies will be divided in two different approaches, anatomic studies and cnidomes (morphometric). Molecular approaches will be held, although still depend on samples from the Gulf of Mexico for this purpose. The data on occurrence of Ceriantheomorphe will be compiled based on some literatures and specimens studied and a predictive modeling it will be conducted to estimate the potential distribution of the group. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(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)
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.
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.
CERIELLO, HELLEN; LOPES, CELINE S. S.; DIAS, GUSTAVO MUNIZ; STAMPAR, SERGIO N. A different manner to share a house: is a colonial species possible in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria; Anthozoa)?. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 49, n. 4, p. 2017-2020, AUG 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.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
SANTOS, Celine Lopes da Silva. Revisão taxonômica do gênero Ceriantheomorphe (Cnidaria; Anthozoa; Ceriantharia) no Oceano Atlântico Ocidental. 2018. 58 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (Campus de Assis)..

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