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Rapid assessment survey for exotic benthic species in the Sao Sebastiao Channel, Brazil

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Marques, Antonio C. [1] ; Kloh, Aline dos Santos [1] ; Migotto, Alvaro Esteves [2] ; Cabral, Ana C. [1] ; Ravedutti Rigo, Ana P. [1] ; Bettim, Ariane Lima [1] ; Razzolini, Emanuel L. [1] ; Cascon, Helena Matthews [3] ; Bardi, Juliana [1] ; Kremer, Laura Pioli [1] ; Vieira, Leandro Manzoni [1] ; Arruda Bezerra, Luis E. [4] ; Haddad, Maria A. [1] ; de Oliveira Filho, Ronaldo Ruy [5] ; Millan Gutierre, Silvia M. [6] ; Miranda, Thais Pires [1] ; Franklin, Jr., Wilson [5] ; da Rocha, Rosana Moreira [1]
Total Authors: 18
[1] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Zool, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, BR-11600000 Cabelo Gordo, Sao Sebastiao - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Ceara, Ctr Ciencias, Dept Biol, BR-60455760 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Dept Oceanog, BR-50740550 Recife, PE - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Ceara, Inst Ciencias Mar, BR-60165081 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[6] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Fisiol, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research; v. 41, n. 2, SI, p. 265-285, APR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 22

The study of biological invasions can be roughly divided into three parts: detection, monitoring, mitigation. Here, our objectives were to describe the marine fauna of the area of the port of Sao Sebastiao (on the northern coast of the state of Sao Paulo, in the Sao Sebastiao Channel, SSC) to detect introduced species. Descriptions of the faunal community of the SSC with respect to native and allochthonous (invasive or potentially so) diversity are lacking for all invertebrate groups. Sampling was carried out by specialists within each taxonomic group, in December 2009, following the protocol of the Rapid Assessment Survey (RAS) in three areas with artificial structures as substrates. A total of 142 species were identified (61 native, 15 introduced, 62 cryptogenic, 4 not classified), of which 17 were Polychaeta (12, 1, 1, 3), 24 Ascidiacea (3, 6, 15, 0), 36 Bryozoa (17, 0, 18, 1), 27 Cnidaria (2, 1, 24, 0), 20 Crustacea (11, 4, 5, 0), 2 Entoprocta (native), 16 Mollusca (13, 3, 0, 0). Twelve species are new occurrences for the SSC. Among the introduced taxa, two are new for coastal Brazil. Estimates of introduced taxa are conservative as the results of molecular studies suggest that some species previously considered cryptogenic are indeed introduced. We emphasize that the large number of cryptogenic species illustrates the need for a long-term monitoring program, especially in areas most susceptible to bioinvasion. We conclude that rapid assessment studies, even in relatively well-known regions, can be very useful for the detection of introduced species and we recommend that they be carried out on a larger scale in all ports with heavy ship traffic. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/06927-0 - Biodiversity and areas of endemism of benthic hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from southern South America and Antarctica
Grantee:Thaís Pires Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/10619-0 - Taxonomic review of species of Scrupocellaria van Beneden, 1845 (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) from Atlantic
Grantee:Leandro Manzoni Vieira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 04/09961-4 - Biodiversity, evolution, endemism and conservation of the Medusozoa from the Southwestern Atlantic
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants