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Caudofoveta (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from Brazilian Northeast: taxnomy, distribution and ecological aspects

Grant number: 17/01081-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Flávio Dias Passos
Grantee:Marcel Sabino Miranda
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/17718-5 - Are the deep-sea faunas of the north and south Atlantic connected? a study based on the taxonomy of caudofoveate aplacophorans (Mollusca), BE.EP.DR


The aplacophorans are mollusks known by having an elongated body and covered by spicules (also known as sclerites). One of its two gruops, the Caudofoveata, is characterized by not having foot and the presence of oral disc on anterior region. They are characteristics of great ocean depths and in some regions may be ecologically dominants and important in structure of benthic communities. On the other hand, as other deep sea mollusks, the Caudofoveata very little known about diversity, taxonomy, ecology and biogeography, especially for South Atlantic Ocean. Recently, a large sample of Caudofoveata was made in Notheastern coast of Brazil, a particular region on Atlantic Southwest, since it has a rather shallow and narrow continental shelf. In addition, a series of local environmental variables were obtained, allowing a ecological aspects analysis, which will be studied in this project. Each morphotype found will be studied due to eletron microsopy tecniques, aiming details of sclerites, radula and body. From the verification of new occurences for brazilian coast and description of still unknown species for the science,a nd comparing this fauna of Caudofoveta with those from another regions of Atlantic Ocean, the bathymetric and geografical distributions of these species will be analysed, providing important informations about the taxonomical and ecological diversity of a important and very little known fauna of great depths of brazilian coast. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
FLÁVIO DIAS PASSOS; MARCEL SABINO MIRANDA; PAULO VINICIUS FERRAZ CORRÊA. Sinopse do conhecimento sobre os aplacóforos brasileiros (Mollusca: Caudofoveata & Solenogastres). Biota Neotropica, v. 19, n. 1, . (17/01081-5, 11/07629-6)
PASSOS, FLAVIO DIAS; MIRANDA, MARCEL SABINO; FERRAZ CORREA, PAULO VINICIUS. Synopsis of the knowledge on the Brazilian aplacophorans (Mollusca: Caudofoveata & Solenogastres). Biota Neotropica, v. 19, n. 1, p. 6-pg., . (17/01081-5, 11/07629-6)
PASSOS, FLAVIO DIAS; FERRAZ CORREA, PAULO VINICIUS; MIRANDA, MARCEL SABINO. Better Alone Than in Bad Company New Species of Caudofoveate Limifossorid (Mollusca, Aplacophora) Unravels Patterns of Distribution Hidden in the Deep Atlantic. FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, v. 8, . (18/10313-0, 18/17718-5, 18/06347-6, 17/01081-5)
TELES, WANDERSON SIQUEIRA; SILVA, DANIEL DE PAIVA; VILELA, BRUNO; LIMA-JUNIOR, DILERMANDO PEREIRA; PIRES-OLIVEIRA, JOAO CARLOS; MIRANDA, MARCEL SABINO. How Will the Distributions of Native and Invasive Species Be Affected by Climate Change? Insights from Giant South American Land Snails. DIVERSITY-BASEL, v. 14, n. 6, p. 16-pg., . (17/01081-5, 13/00670-6)
BATISTAO, ALAN R.; PASSOS, FLAVIO D.; GRACIANO, DIEGO S.; MIRANDA, MARCEL S.. y home is a trap: first record of a land snail living in a carnivorous pitcher plan. Journal of Natural History, v. 55, n. 37-38, p. 2439-2444, . (17/01081-5, 18/06347-6, 18/10313-0)
LUCCI FREITAS, ANDRE VICTOR; MIRANDA, MARCEL SABINO; PASSOS, FLIVIO DIAS. Land snails of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil. AMERICAN MALACOLOGICAL BULLETIN, v. 37, n. 2, p. 66-69, . (18/06347-6, 17/01081-5)
PASSOS, FLAVIO DIAS; MIRANDA, MARCEL SABINO; FERRAZ CORREA, PAULO VINICIUS. Synopsis of the knowledge on the Brazilian aplacophorans (Mollusca: Caudofoveata & Solenogastres). Biota Neotropica, v. 19, n. 1, . (11/07629-6, 17/01081-5)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
MIRANDA, Marcel Sabino. Caudofoveata (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from the Western Atlantic: taxonomy and distribution. 2022. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Biologia Campinas, SP.

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