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The puzzling occurrence of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) along the Brazilian coast: a result of several invasion events?

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Stampar, Sergio N. [1] ; Gamero-Mora, Edgar [2] ; Maronna, Maximiliano M. [2] ; Fritscher, Juliano M. [3] ; Oliveira, Bruno S. P. [4] ; Sampaio, Claudio L. S. [5] ; Morandini, Andre C. [2, 6]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Lab Evolucao & Diversidade Aquat, Dept Ciendas Biol, Ave Dom Antonio 2100, BR-19806900 Assis, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Rua Matao, Travessa 14 101, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Meio Ambiente Alagoas, Ave Major Cicero de Goes Monteiro 2197, BR-57017515 Maceio, Alagoas - Brazil
[4] Inst Biota Conservacao, Rua Padre Odilon Lobo 115, BR-57038770 Maceio, Alagoas - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Alagoas, Unidade Educ Penedo, Lab Ictiol & Conservacao, Ave Beira Rio, BR-57200000 Penedo, AL - Brazil
[6] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Rodovia Manoel Hypolito do Rego, Km 131-5, BR-11612109 Sao Sebastiao, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 37, DEC 9 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

ABSTRACT The massive occurrence of jellyfish in several areas of the world is reported annually, but most of the data come from the northern hemisphere and often refer to a restricted group of species that are not in the genus Cassiopea. This study records a massive, clonal and non-native population of Cassiopea and discusses the possible scenarios that resulted in the invasion of the Brazilian coast by these organisms. The results indicate that this jellyfish might have invaded the Brazilian coast multiple times. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50242-5 - Dimensions of marine life: patterns and process of diversifications in planktonic and benthic cnidarians
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/50389-0 - Taxonomy and systematics of Ceriantharia (Cnidaria): an integrative approach
Grantee:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/24408-4 - Evolution and diversity of Ceriantharia (Cnidaria)
Grantee:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/04560-9 - Patterns and processes in marine life: macroevolution in Scyphozoa (Medusozoa)
Grantee:Maximiliano Manuel Maronna
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/21007-9 - Recognizing the diversity of jellyfishes (Medusozoa, Rhopaliophora)
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/03552-0 - Reproductive, behavioral and genomic patterns in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria): a step towards understanding marine evolution
Grantee:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Support type: Regular Research Grants