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Population ecology of Libinia ferreirae (Brachyura: Majoidea) in Southeastern coast of Brazil

Grant number: 14/13770-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Morphology of Recent Groups
Principal researcher:Antonio Leão Castilho
Grantee:Geslaine Rafaela Lemos Gonçalves
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics), AP.BTA.TEM


This project is fully linked to thematic project Biota/FAPESP (# 2010/50188-8), which one of subareas is directed to study of species intentionally or accidentally explored by shrimp fishery, as the crab Libinia ferreirae, focus of the presented study. The proposal of this project is to investigate the population ecology of this crab in Southeastern coast of São Paulo state. Specifically, it will be verified: the association of this species with the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna, besides other epizoic relationships; the spatiotemporal distribution of demographic groups related to environmental factors; the reproductive biology; the structure and population growth; and feeding habits. The monthly samplings of crabs and environmental parameters started in June/12 and finished in July/14, and were performed by a shrimp boat equipped with trawl nets, in the coast of Cananéia/SP. The individuals will be identified in relation to sex, measured and separated in young, adults and reproductive adults. The body dimensions of the associated crab and their host jellyfish will be measured and related by linear regressions. The maturity size will be calculated under gonadal and morphometric approach and the growth will be estimated by the von Bertalanffy equation. The feeding habits of L. ferreirae will be analysed according to the volume of the stomach, frequency of occurrence and methods of points for food items. The results to be obtained are of extreme importance, since this species is indirectly explored by trawling fishery without any studies that aim to understand its ecology. (AU)

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Scientific publications (7)
(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)
LEMOS GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA; GRABOWSKI, RAPHAEL CEZAR; BOCHINI, GABRIEL LUCAS; DA COSTA, ROGERIO CAETANO; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Ecology of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae (Brachyura: Majoidea): ontogenetic shifts in habitat use. Hydrobiologia, v. 795, n. 1, p. 313-325, . (14/13770-1, 10/50188-8)
GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA LEMOS; BOLLA, JR., EDUARDO ANTONIO; NEGREIROS-FRANSOZO, MARIA LUCIA; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Morphometric and gonad maturity of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae Brito Capello, 1871 (Decapoda: Majoidea: Epialtidae) on the south-eastern Brazilian coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, v. 97, n. 2, p. 289-295, . (14/13770-1, 10/50188-8)
GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA LEMOS; PALOMARES, LUANA FERRAZ DA SILVEIRA; SOUSA, ALINE NONATO; STANSKI, GILSON; SANCINETTI, GUSTAVO; DA COSTA, ROGERIO CAETANO; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Geographical ecology of the symbiotic crabsLibinia ferreiraeandLibinia spinosa: Distributional patterns in south and south-eastern coast of Brazil. MARINE ECOLOGY-AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE, v. 41, n. 4, . (14/13770-1, 18/01659-0)
LEMOS GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA; WOLF, MILENA REGINA; DA COSTA, ROGERIO CAETANO; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Decapod crustacean associations with scyphozoan jellyfish (Rhizostomeae: Pelagiidae) in the Southeastern Brazilian coast. SYMBIOSIS, v. 69, n. 3, p. 193-198, . (14/13770-1, 10/50188-8)
ROCHA DE MORAES, ISABELA RIBEIRO; WOLF, MILENA REGINA; LEMOS GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Fecundity and reproductive output of the caridean shrimp Periclimenes paivai associated with scyphozoan jellyfish. INVERTEBRATE REPRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT, v. 61, n. 2, p. 71-77, . (14/13770-1, 10/50188-8, 15/01959-5)
LEMOS GONCALVES, GESLAINE RAFAELA; NEGREIROS-FRANSOZO, MARIA LUCIA; FRANSOZO, ADILSON; CASTILHO, ANTONIO LEAO. Feeding ecology and niche segregation of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majoidea), a symbiont of Lychnorhiza lucerna (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae). Hydrobiologia, v. 847, n. 4, . (18/01659-0, 14/13770-1, 10/50188-8)
GESLAINE RAFAELA LEMOS GONÇALVES; LIZANDRA FERNANDES MIAZAKI; EDUARDO ANTONIO BOLLA JUNIOR; RAPHAEL CEZAR GRABOWSKI; ROGÉRIO CAETANO DA COSTA; ANTONIO LEÃO CASTILHO. Growth and longevity of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae (Majoidea, Epialtidae). Nauplius, v. 28, . (18/01659-0, 19/00105-3, 14/13770-1, 10/50188-8)
Academic Publications
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GONÇALVES, Geslaine Rafaela Lemos. Population ecology of Libinia ferreirae (Brachyura: Majidae) in the southeastem brasilian coast. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Botucatu Botucatu.

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