Advanced search
Start date

Diversity of invertebrates associated to Ceriantharian tubes (Cnidaria; Anthozoa)

Grant number: 17/07870-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): August 16, 2017
Effective date (End): November 13, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Morphology of Recent Groups
Principal Investigator:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Grantee:Hellen Ceriello
Supervisor abroad: Torkild Bakken
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway  
Associated to the scholarship:16/00689-7 - Interspecific relationships: diversity, anchoring methods and feeding habits associated to the tubes of Ceriantharias species (Cnidaria Anthozoa), BP.MS


Ceriantharia, a group of the phylum Cnidaria, is represented by members generallyknown as cerianthids or tube-dwelling anemones. They inhabit soft bottoms where theirbodies are lodged into tubes (secreted by themselves via a special kind of cnida) buriedamong sediments. In general, the fouling of marine invertebrates is observed on rigidstructures while the use of soft structures is not fully understood. The tube compositionof Ceriantharia is essentially an overlap of ptychocyst filaments combined with anadhering mucus and, occasionally, some sediments. In this way, the ceriantharian tubeis not a suitable option for settlement of marine invertebrates due to its filamentous/softtexture. However, numerous species live on these tubes and so these species wererequired to develop special structures for anchoring. Through this study, it will bepossible to identify the marine invertebrates associated to the Ceriantharian tubes andthe manner that these associations occurred as well.

Scientific publications
(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)
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.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: