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Helminth biodiversity of dominant fish species from Aguapeí River, RPPN Foz do Aguapeí, São Paulo State, Brazil

Grant number: 12/22895-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Inland Water Fishery Resources
Principal researcher:Reinaldo José da Silva
Grantee:Aline Angelina Acosta
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/22382-8 - Biodiversity of helminth parasites of the Siluriformes dominant species from the Aguapeí River, RPPN Foz do Rio Aguapeí, municipality of Castilho, Sao Paulo, Brazil, BE.EP.DR


The vast habitat heterogeneity found in the Neotropical region brings about a significant increase of fish species and consequently of associated parasites. Many theoretical and empirical studies have shown that parasites are extremely important to conservation and maintenance of ecosystems. Fish parasites have been used as important tools to assess aquatic ecosystems, since they indicate natural and anthropogenic alterations and disturbance. Moreover, the use of fish parasites in ecological analyses can help us to better comprehend how ecosystems work, regarding them as keys in the environment. The scope of this project is to describe and characterize the composition and structure of helminth community associated to dominant fish species from Aguapeí River, in the National Park Foz do Aguapeí, Northwestern of São Paulo State. Fish helminthfauna studies are of great relevance, increasing the knowledge of patterns and processes of host-parasite interations. Furthermore, broadening the number of studied hosts and geographic area in which these hosts are sampled, allow biogeographic and filogenetic inferences of host-parasite interactions. (AU)

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Scientific publications (8)
(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)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; GONZALEZ-SOLIS, DAVID; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Spinitectus aguapeiensis n. sp (Nematoda: Cystidicolidae) from Pimelodella avanhandavae Eigenmann (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) in the River Aguapei, Upper Parana River Basin, Brazil. Systematic Parasitology, v. 94, n. 6, p. 649-656, . (12/22895-7, 15/22382-8)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; FRANCESCHINI, LIDIANE; ZAGO, ALINE CRISTINA; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. Six new species of Heteropriapulus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from South American fishes with an amended diagnosis to the genus. Zootaxa, v. 4290, n. 3, p. 459-482, . (11/23588-8, 12/07850-7, 15/22382-8, 12/22895-7)
ACOSTA, ALINE A.; SMIT, NICO J.; DA SILVA, REINALDO J.. Diversity of helminth parasites of eight siluriform fishes from the Aguapei River, upper Parana basin, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY-PARASITES AND WILDLIFE, v. 11, p. 120-128, . (12/22895-7, 15/22382-8)
ACOSTA, ALINE ANGELINA; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; BLASCO-COSTA, ISABEL; ALVES, PHILIPPE VIEIRA; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE. A new genus and two new species of dactylogyrid monogeneans from gills of Neotropical catfishes (Siluriformes: Doradidae and Loricariidae). Parasitology International, v. 67, n. 1, p. 4-12, . (12/22895-7, 15/22382-8)
ANDRÉ BATISTA NOBILE; DIOGO FREITAS-SOUZA; FELIPE PONTIERI DE LIMA; ALINE ANGELINA ACOSTA; REINALDO JOSÉ DA SILVA. Partial albinism in Rhinelepis aspera from the Upper Paraná Basin, Brazil, with a review of albinism in South American freshwater fishes. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, v. 87, n. 2, p. 531-534, . (12/22895-7, 11/20186-6)
YAMADA, FABIO H.; ACOSTA, ALINE A.; DE YAMADA, PRISCILLA O. F.; SCHOLZ, TOMAS; DA SILVA, REINALDO J.. A new species of Aphanoblastella Kritsky, Mendoza-Franco and Scholz, 2000 (Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) parasitic on heptapterid catfish (Siluriformes) in the Neotropical region. ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, v. 63, n. 4, p. 772-780, . (12/22895-7, 13/25786-7, 15/22382-8, 11/22603-3, 14/14298-4)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ACOSTA, Aline Angelina. Biodiversity of the helminth parasites of the dominant siluriform fishes from the Aguapeí river, Castilho, São Paulo, Brazil. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Botucatu Botucatu.

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