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Systematics, life cycle and reproductive patterns of jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Medusozoa: Cubozoa and Scyphozoa) in the Baixada Santista (São Paulo, Brazil)

Grant number: 10/50174-7
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2010 - January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology
Principal Investigator:André Carrara Morandini
Grantee:
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Abstract

Medusoid cnidarians form a group of highly importance in the marine trophic webs. The diversity and patterns of occurrence of medusae are unknown in Brazil. Medusae can join together forming large episodic aggregates, and such phenomena can inflict economical losses to mankind. However, the factors that influence the life cycle - possibly causing population explosions - and the knowledge of the seasonal patterns are important tools to better understand the biology of jellyfishes. This proposal, under Biota FAPESP program, intends to produce an inventory of medusae species occurring at the Baixada Santista (São Paulo state), as well as to describe the life cycle, besides trying to recognize the seasonal patterns of occurrence and reproduction of jellyfish species. With the project results it will be possible to propose effective actions to avoid or reduce the economical losses resulting from the sudden appearance of medusae. Moreover, the results will strength the research line about jellyfishes in Brazil, creating the basis for future studies and attracting attention to the group among undergraduate and graduate students and collaborators. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the research grant
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Scientific publications (25)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
JAIMES-BECERRA, ADRIAN; CHUNG, RAY; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; WESTON, ANDREW J.; PADILLA, GABRIEL; GACESA, RANKO; WARD, MALCOLM; LONG, PAUL F.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. Comparative proteomics reveals recruitment patterns of some protein families in the venoms of Cnidaria. Toxicon, v. 137, p. 19-26, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Occurrence of Isarachnanthus (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Ceriantharia) at Ascension Island: a test of hypothesis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 97, n. 4, p. 689-693, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BROTZ, LUCAS; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, JUANA; ALVAREZ-TELLO, JAVIER; HSIEH, Y. -H. PEGGY; JONES, ROBERT P.; QUINONES, JAVIER; DONG, ZHIJUN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; PRECIADO, MERCY; LAAZ, ENRIQUE; MIANZAN, HERMES. Jellyfish fisheries in the Americas: origin, state of the art, and perspectives on new fishing grounds. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, v. 27, n. 1, p. 1-29, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO L. All non-indigenous species were introduced recently? The case study of Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) in Brazilian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 97, n. 2, p. 321-328, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; GONZALEZ-MUNOZ, RICARDO; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Botruanthus mexicanus (Cnidaria: Ceriantharia), a new species of tube-dwelling anemone from the Gulf of Mexico. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, v. 47, n. 1, p. 113-118, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; SCARABINO, FABRIZIO; PASTORINO, GUIDO; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. A new species of tube-dwelling anemone (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Ceriantharia, Ceriantheopsis) from the Warm Temperate South-western Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 96, n. 7, p. 1475-1481, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MENDOZA-BECERRIL, MARIA A.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; PACHECO, MIRIAN L. A. F.; SIMOES, MARCELLO G.; LEME, JULIANA M.; MIRANDA, LUCILIA S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. An evolutionary comparative analysis of the medusozoan (Cnidaria) exoskeleton. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 178, n. 2, p. 206-225, OCT 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
NAGATA, RENATO M.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; COLIN, SEAN P.; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E.; COSTELLO, JOHN H. Transitions in morphologies, fluid regimes, and feeding mechanisms during development of the medusa Lychnorhiza lucerna. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 557, p. 145-159, SEP 28 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; STRAEHLER-POHL, ILKA; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. Succession of generations is still the general paradigm for scyphozoan life cycles. BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, v. 92, n. 3, p. 343-351, JUL 2016. Web of Science Citations: 1.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; BRANCO, LAURA C.; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG; MIGOTTO, ALVARO E. Drifting in the oceans: Isarachnanthus nocturnus (Cnidaria, Ceriantharia, Arachnactidae), an anthozoan with an extended planktonic stage. Marine Biology, v. 162, n. 11, p. 2161-2169, NOV 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GACESA, RANKO; CHUNG, RAY; DUNN, SIMON R.; WESTON, ANDREW J.; JAIMES-BECERRA, ADRIAN; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; HRANUELI, DASLAV; STARCEVIC, ANTONIO; WARD, MALCOLM; LONG, PAUL F. Gene duplications are extensive and contribute significantly to the toxic proteome of nematocysts isolated from Acropora digitifera (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). BMC Genomics, v. 16, OCT 13 2015. Web of Science Citations: 9.
BENETI, JULIA S.; STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG. A new species of Diadumene (Actiniaria: Diadumenidae) from the subtropical coast of Brazil. Zootaxa, v. 4021, n. 1, p. 156-168, SEP 24 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NAGATA, RENATO MITSUO; MOREIRA, MARCELO ZACHARIAS; PIMENTEL, CAIO RIBEIRO; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. Food web characterization based on delta N-15 and delta C-13 reveals isotopic niche partitioning between fish and jellyfish in a relatively pristine ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 519, p. 13-27, JAN 20 2015. Web of Science Citations: 8.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; BENETI, JULIA S.; ACUNA, FABIAN H.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Ultrastructure and tube formation in Ceriantharia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, v. 254, p. 67-71, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 4.
MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; HADDAD, JR., VIDAL; RODRIGO, LENORA; MARQUES-DA-SILVA, EMANUEL; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Jellyfish (Chrysaora lactea, Cnidaria, Semaeostomeae) aggregations in southern Brazil and consequences of stings in humans. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, v. 42, n. 5, p. 1194-1199, NOV 2014. Web of Science Citations: 1.
STRAEHLER-POHL, ILKA; GARM, ANDERS; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Sexual dimorphism in Tripedaliidae (Conant 1897) (Cnidaria, Cubozoa, Carybdeida). Zootaxa, v. 3785, n. 4, p. 533-549, APR 7 2014. Web of Science Citations: 5.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; KITAHARA, MARCELO V.; REIMER, JAMES D.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Fast-Evolving Mitochondrial DNA in Ceriantharia: A Reflection of Hexacorallia Paraphyly?. PLoS One, v. 9, n. 1 JAN 27 2014. Web of Science Citations: 18.
SCHIARITI, AGUSTIN; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; JARMS, GERHARD; PAES, RENATO VON GLEHN; FRANKE, SEBASTIAN; MIANZAN, HERMES. Asexual reproduction strategies and blooming potential in Scyphozoa. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 510, p. 241-253, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 10.
WESTON, ANDREW J.; CHUNG, RAY; DUNLAP, WALTER C.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C.; MOURA-DA-SILVA, ANA M.; WARD, MALCOLM; PADILLA, GABRIEL; DA SILVA, LUIZIANA FERREIRA; ANDREAKIS, NIKOS; LONG, PAUL F. Proteomic characterisation of toxins isolated from nematocysts of the South Atlantic jellyfish Olindias sambaquiensis. Toxicon, v. 71, p. 11-17, SEP 1 2013. Web of Science Citations: 29.
HADDAD JUNIOR, VIDAL; VIRGA, ROSSANA; BECHARA, ADRIANO; DA SILVEIRA, FABIO LANG; MORANDINI, ANDRE CARRARA. An outbreak of Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis - Linnaeus, 1758) envenoming in Southeastern Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 46, n. 5, p. 641-644, SEP-OCT 2013. Web of Science Citations: 10.
STAMPAR, SERGIO N.; MARONNA, MAXIMILIANO M.; VERMEIJ, MARK J. A.; SILVEIRA, FABIO L. D.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C. Evolutionary Diversification of Banded Tube-Dwelling Anemones (Cnidaria; Ceriantharia; Isarachnanthus) in the Atlantic Ocean. PLoS One, v. 7, n. 7 JUL 16 2012. Web of Science Citations: 17.
MIRANDA, LUCILIA S.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. Do Staurozoa bloom? A review of stauromedusan population biology. Hydrobiologia, v. 690, n. 1, p. 57-67, JUL 2012. Web of Science Citations: 6.
COLLINS, ALLEN G.; BENTLAGE, BASTIAN; GILLAN, WILLIAM (BUD); LYNN, TARA H.; MORANDINI, ANDRE C.; MARQUES, ANTONIO C. Naming the Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida: Tamoyidae). Zootaxa, n. 2753, p. 53-68, JAN 31 2011. Web of Science Citations: 16.

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