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Comparative anatomy of the clasper of the subfamily Potamotrygoninae (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes)

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de Moreira, Renan A. [1] ; Loboda, Thiago S. [1] ; de Carvalho, Marcelo R. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Rua Matao, Trav 14, 101, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Amer Museum Nat Hist, Dept Ichthyol, Div Vertebrate Zool, Cent Pk West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Morphology; v. 279, n. 5, p. 598-608, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Claspers of stingrays (Myliobatiformes) are poorly documented in comparison to claspers of skates, with our knowledge restricted mainly to external morphological characters and skeletal components included in descriptions of new species; more encompassing morphological comparative analyses are lacking. Concerning potamotrygonins, clasper morphology has been described for a handful of species, but without elucidating their variation and systematic potential. The present article analyzed clasper structures in all genera of the subfamily Potamotrygoninae (Potamotrygon, Paratrygon, Plesiotrygon, and Heliotrygon), which were compared to the clasper of Styracura and some dasyatid genera. Potamotrygon shows some morphometric variation among the species analyzed. Anatomically, we found variation mainly in the dorsal terminal 1 and accessory terminal 1 cartilages, which are considered diagnostic among potamotrygonin genera; external morphological structures did not present significant differences among potamotrygonins. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/03277-6 - Morphological diversity and taxonomic revision of the monotypic genus Paratrygon Dumeril, 1865 (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae)
Grantee:Thiago Silva Loboda
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/23420-0 - Morphological diversity and taxonomic revision of monotypic genus Paratrygon Duméril, 1865 (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes: Potamotrygonidae): a complex of species
Grantee:Thiago Silva Loboda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/12434-5 - Comparative morphology and importance systematic of the mixopterigium of Batoidea (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii)
Grantee:Renan Andrade Moreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate