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