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Gastrotrichs and tardigrades in a remnant of Atlantic Forest (Serra do Japi, SP, Brazil)

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Guidetti, Emiliana Brotto [1] ; Campos, Ariane [1] ; Batistao, Alan Rodrigo [1] ; da Silva, Amanda Tognoli [1] ; Bilatto, Carla Gabriela [1] ; Salgado, Kelly Acosta [1] ; Araujo, Thiago Quintao [1] ; Senna Garraffoni, Andre Rinaldo [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Lab Evolucao Organismos Meiofaunais, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 21, n. 2 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Abstract: Serra do Japi, located in the southeast of São Paulo State, is considered a priority area for conservation, as it houses original Atlantic Forest cover remains. Despite the significant number of studies about vertebrates and invertebrates that were carried out in this region, the meiofauna biodiversity is completely unknown. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate for the first time freshwater Gastrotricha and limnoterrestrial Tardigrada in Serra do Japi Biological Reserve. Samples of sediments, periphyton and floating vegetation in reservoirs and natural lagoons, and mosses growing on native and non-native tree trunks were collected in May 2019. At least five gastrotrichs morphotypes were identified and three of them were formally described: Chaetonotus acanthocephalus, C. dadayi (first record in Brazil), and Heterolepidoderma mariae (first record outside the type locality). In regards to tardigrades, twelve morphotypes were identified and four of them were formally described: Pseudechiniscus juanitae, Minibiotus cf. acontistus, Echiniscus dreyfusi and Itaquascon umbellinae (last two species reported for the first time outside the type locality). This study reinforces that meiofaunal diversity and distribution have been underestimated, even in one of the five largest hotspots in the world. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/11166-0 - Integrative taxonomy, morphological phylogenetic analysis and evolution of muscular system of Thaumastodermatidae Remane, 1927 (Gastrotricha: Macrodasyida)
Grantee:Thiago Quintão Araújo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/25213-0 - Integrative taxonomy: combining multiple approaches to better delimitation of South American species of the genus Milnesium Doyère 1840 (Tardigrada: Apochela: Milnesiidae)
Grantee:Emiliana Brotto Guidetti
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 18/10313-0 - Build-up of scientific collections of marine invertebrates: strategies for biodiversity conservation
Grantee:Antonia Cecília Zacagnini Amaral
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/23856-0 - Phylogenetic reconstruction of Gastrotricha based on molecular and morphological data
Grantee:André Rinaldo Senna Garraffoni
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Young Investigators Grants