Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

y home is a trap: first record of a land snail living in a carnivorous pitcher plan

Full text
Batistao, Alan R. [1] ; Passos, Flavio D. [2] ; Graciano, Diego S. [3] ; Miranda, Marcel S. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Programa Posgrad Biol Vegetal, UNICAMP, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Natural History; v. 55, n. 37-38, p. 2439-2444, OCT 2 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Records of invertebrates that are able to surpass the capture mechanisms of carnivorous pitcher plants are rare. This work records for the first time land snails living inside the pitchers of Nepenthes graciliflora, a pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines widely sold in Brazil. These gastropods were found adhered in the slippery zone of pitcher and were identified as Gastrocopta pellucida hordeacella, extending ca. 500 Km the southern limit of this species in Brazil. The possible mechanisms that allow this interaction and their implications are discussed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/01081-5 - Caudofoveta (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from Brazilian Northeast: taxnomy, distribution and ecological aspects
Grantee:Marcel Sabino Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/06347-6 - Biodiversity and biogeography of benthonic animals from the deep-sea: a study of the Brazilian Caudofoveata (Mollusca, Aplacophora)
Grantee:Flávio Dias Passos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/10313-0 - Build-up of scientific collections of marine invertebrates: strategies for biodiversity conservation
Grantee:Antonia Cecília Zacagnini Amaral
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants