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Integrative taxonomy, phylogeny and coevolution of monogenoids (Platyhelminthes: Cercomeromorpha) parasites of Ariidae (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from Brazilian Coast

Grant number: 17/17531-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2018
Effective date (End): April 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Marine Fishing Resources
Principal Investigator:Edson Aparecido Adriano
Grantee:Geusivam Barbosa Soares
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):21/07380-0 - Comparison of cophylogenetic methods in the analyses of patterns of historical association between monogenoidean parasites and their marine catfish (Siluriformes: Ariidae) from Brazilian coast, BE.EP.DR


Recent estimates suggest that about 250 species of invertebrate metazoan parasitize marine catfish from the Ariidae family worldwide. Although this number suggests a great diversity of organisms parasitizing these hosts, it is necessary to reflect that so far only a restricted number of ariids have been examined for parasites. An example of that are the parasitic flatworms of the Monogenoidea Class, where only 19% of the ariids species known were examined for this group of parasites. It is evident that our knowledge of the diversity of this group of organisms is still incomplete and that any effort to implement a research program aimed at documenting the monogenoids parasites of marine catfish will contribute to the knowledge about biodiversity. The aim of this project is to inventory the parasitic fauna of monogenoids parasites of ariids catfish of the Brazilian coast, in order to establish the necessary taxonomic basis to propose phylogenetic hypotheses for the monogenoids studied and to elucidate the coevolutionary processes responsible for the diversification patterns of the parasites associated to the ariids catfish of the Brazilian coast. (AU)

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(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)
DE AGUIAR, JULIO CESAR CENCI; DOMINGUES, MARCUS VINICIUS; SILVA, WILLIAN; CECCARELLI, PAULO SERGIO; ADRIANO, EDSON APARECIDO; SOARES, GEUSIVAM BARBOSA. orphology and molecular phylogeny of Pauciconfibuloides amazonica gen. n. sp. n. (Platyhelminthes, Monogenoidea) parasitizing the Amazonian croaker Plagioscion squamosissimu. Parasitology International, v. 87, . (13/21374-6, 16/22047-7, 17/17531-0, 13/20770-5)
SOARES, GEUSIVAM B. B.; ADRIANO, EDSON A. A.; DOMINGUES, MARCUS V. V.; BALBUENA, JUAN ANTONIO. Diversification processes between monogenoids (Dactylogyridae) and their marine catfish (Siluriformes: Ariidae) from the Atlantic coast of South America. Parasitology, v. N/A, p. 11-pg., . (21/07380-0, 17/17531-0)
CORREA, LINCOLN LIMA; SOARES, GEUSIVAM BARBOSA; MUELLER, MARIA ISABEL; ADRIANO, EDSON APARECIDO. First morphological and molecular characterization of the genus Eustrongylides nematode larvae infecting fish in the Brazilian Amazon. BIOLOGIA, v. 78, n. 10, p. 8-pg., . (17/17531-0, 16/22047-7, 17/16546-3)

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