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Diversity of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) on hard bottom at Pernambuco and Paraíba States

Grant number: 09/17606-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Taxonomy of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:João Miguel de Matos Nogueira
Grantee:Karla Paresque
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):11/23211-1 - Diversity of Syllidae (Annelida, Polychaeta) on hard bottom at Pernambuco and Paraíba states, BE.EP.DR


Although Syllidae is one of the most diverse families of polychaetes, with about 55 genera and 700 species recently described, few studies on this family were carried out in Brazil until present. Currently, only 80 species of syllids have been registered from off the Brazilian coast, a low number considering the abundance and diversity of this family in other areas. The present project aims to inventory the species of Syllidae occurring off the coast of the sates of Pernambuco to Paraíba, through the identification, description and illustration (with the aid of a camera lucida) of material belonging to the five sub-families of syllids (Syllinae, Autolytinae, Eusyllinae, Anoplosyllinae and Exogoninae), collected from samples of sponges, ascidians, bryozoans, zoanthids, bivalve beds, calcareous algae, such as rodoliths, and foliose algae on the intertidal zone of rocky shores of these states. Material will be sorted alive under stereomicroscope and all the polychaetes will be relaxed to death in menthol solution, preserved in 4% formalin and, after some weeks, washed and transferred to 70% ethanol. Identifications will be made through morphological characters, according to specialized literature. When the number and conditions of the specimens allow for that, specimens will be also studied and photographed under scanning electron microscopy. (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
(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)
NASCIMENTO, RODOLFO LEANDRO; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI; PARESQUE, KARLA; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; DE PAIVA, PAULO CESAR. A synopsis of Salvatoria McIntosh, 1885 (Annelida: Syllidae: Exogoninae) from Brazilian coastal and oceanic waters. PLoS One, v. 16, n. 5, . (10/19424-7, 14/11549-6, 14/01285-1, 09/17606-3)
PARESQUE, KARLA; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL. The genus Haplosyllis Langerhans, 1879 ( Polychaeta: Syllidae) from northeastern Brazil, with descriptions of two new species. MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, v. 10, n. 6, p. 554-576, . (09/17606-3, 10/52116-4)
FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; PARESQUE, KARLA; SAN MARTIN, GUILLERMO. Species of Odontosyllis Claparede, 1863 (Annelida: Polychaeta: Syllidae) occurring along the Brazilian coast. Zootaxa, v. 3609, n. 2, p. 142-162, . (10/19424-7, 09/17606-3)
PARESQUE, KARLA; SAN MARTIN, GUILLERMO; ALVAREZ-CAMPOS, PATRICIA; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI. Two new species and new records of the genus Paraopisthosyllis Hartmann-Schroder, 1991 (Annelida: Syllidae) from northeastern Brazil and Philippine Islands. Zootaxa, v. 4178, n. 1, p. 116-130, . (10/19424-7, 09/17606-3, 10/52116-4)
PARESQUE, KARLA; FUKUDA, MARCELO VERONESI; SAN MARTIN, GUILLERMO; DE MATOS NOGUEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL. Amblyosyllis, Eusyllis, Odontosyllis, Perkinsyllis and Streptodonta (Annelida: Syllidae) from Brazil, with descriptions of two new species and new records for the country. Zootaxa, v. 4000, n. 3, p. 301-334, . (14/01285-1, 10/19424-7, 09/17606-3, 10/52116-4)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
PARESQUE, Karla. Diversity of Syllidae (Polychaeta: Annelida) on hard substrates off the State of Paraíba and Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. 2014. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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