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Phylogenetic relationships in the family Cetopsidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Siluriformes) with simultaneous analysis of morphological and molecular data

Grant number: 14/11397-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Mario Cesar Cardoso de Pinna
Grantee:Vitor Pimenta Abrahão
Home Institution: Museu de Zoologia (MZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Neotropical catfish Cetopsidae is a family of Siluriformes that includes five genera and 42 recognized species, distributed throughout northern and central regions of South America, to both sides of the Andean cordilleras. The monophyly of the family is supported by several previous studies, however its internal relations require further clarification because there are not monophyletic clades. Despite the scarcity of evolutionary studies on the nervous system of catfish, this complex shows great variation potentially informative and promising to phylogenetic studies. In addition, phylogenetic studies with molecular data have never been done specifically on Cetopsidae. Therefore, this project aims to address these problems in a unique perspective that will include original neuroanatomical data unexplored compared, concatenated with data segments of mitochondrial and nuclear genes, and data already available in recent studies, in order to prepare an phylogenetic analysis in Cetopsidae. Therefore, the choice of terminal taxa will be made considering the highest possible compatibility with the previously analyzes carried out both internally and externally group. The vast majority of the material used will come from collections already available, and additional collections will be made at specific locations to target species. The new data from the neuroanatomical complex will be encoded into discrete states of characters and will be combined with the literature data in a concatenated matrix in order to perform a parsimony analysis that includes all available morphological evidence. Will also be sequenced segments of the mitochondrial genes 12S rRNA ribosomal (12S), cytochrome oxidase I (COI) and cytochrome b (cyt b) in addition to the nuclear genes encoding proteins recombination activating protein (rag 1 and rag 2). After the alignment of segments and choice of evolutionary models, maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood analyzes will be performed. Finally, a concatenated array with all available data, and a combined maximum parsimony analysis will be carried out will be established. (AU)

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ABRAHAO, VITOR P.; BALLEN, GUSTAVO A.; PASTANA, MURILO N. L.; SHIBATTA, OSCAR A. Ontogeny of the brain of Microglanis garavelloi Shibatta and Benine 2005 (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Pseudopimelodidae). Journal of Morphology, v. 282, n. 4 JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ABRAHAO, VITOR PIMENTA; PASTANA, MURILO; MARINHO, MANOELA. On a remarkable sexual dimorphic trait in the Characiformes related to the olfactory organ and description of a new miniature species of Tyttobrycon Gery (Characiformes: Characidae). PLoS One, v. 14, n. 12 DEC 18 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ABRAHAO, VITOR; MOL, JAN; DE PINNA, MARIO. A new species of Cetopsis from the Guiana Shield (Siluriformes: Cetopsidae: Cetopsinae). Zootaxa, v. 4664, n. 2, p. 221-232, SEP 3 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ABRAHAO, VITOR PIMENTA; PUPO, FABIO MUELLER; SHIBATTA, OSCAR AKIO. Comparative brain gross morphology of the Neotropical catfish family Pseudopimelodidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), with phylogenetic implications. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, v. 184, n. 3, p. 750-772, NOV 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
VITOR PIMENTA ABRAHÃO; FÁBIO MÜLLER DOS REIS DE SALLES PUPO; OSCAR AKIO SHIBATTA. Gross brain morphology of Rhamdia quelen (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Heptapteridae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), v. 58, p. -, 2018.
DE PINNA, MARIO; ABRAHAO, VITOR; REIS, VINICIUS; ZANATA, ANGELA. A new species of Copionodon representing a relictual occurrence of the Copionodontinae (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with a CT-scan imaging survey of key subfamilial features. Neotropical Ichthyology, v. 16, n. 4, p. -, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
OHARA, W. M.; ABRAHAO, V. P.; ESPINDOLA, V. C. Hyphessobrycon platyodus (Teleostei: Characiformes), a new species from the Rio Madeira basin, Brazil, with comments on how multicuspid teeth relate to feeding habits in Characidae. Journal of Fish Biology, v. 91, n. 3, p. 835-850, SEP 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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