Alireza Sari

Alireza Sari
University of Tehran | UT · College of Science, school of Biology and Centre of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organism

B.Sc., M. Sc., PhD

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December 2018 - June 2019
University of Alberta
Position
  • Sabbatical
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  • Working at Professor Richard Palmer on Barnacle larvae and their muscle arrangements and transformation.
December 2018 - June 2019
University of Alberta
Position
  • Sabbatical
Description
  • Studying larval devlopment and their muscle arrangements at Professor Richard Palmer lab.
June 2011 - September 2011
University of Connecticut
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (81)
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New record and new species of the families Melitidae Bousfield, 1973 and Maeridae Krapp-Schickel, 2008 are describe from the Iranian shorelines of the Persian Gulf. Melita persia sp. nov. is differentiated from other members of M. zeylanica Stebbing, 1904 group by: the presence of two setae on inner ramus of third uropod, the setal arrangement on t...
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A new species of Galene de Haan, 1833 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Galenidae) is described from the Mid Miocene (Langhian) strata of the Mishan Formation exposed at two localities in Hormozgan Province, Zagros Mountains, Iran. The galenid species, Galene dashtbani n. sp. is considered as the oldest representative of the genus and simultaneously the wester...
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The diversity of freshwater leeches (Clitellata; Hirudinida) of Iran was estimated by employing both DNA barcoding and species delimitation methods. Phylogenetic relationships of arhynchobdellid (including Hirudinidae, Praobdellidae, Haemopidae, and Erpobdellidae) and rhynchobdellid (Glossiphoniidae) leeches were reconstructed, based on the cytochr...
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The present study is based on material collected in the intertidal and shallow subtidal areas of two Islands in the Persian Gulf, Abu-Musa and Larak. The new species, Synalpheus pentaspinosus n. sp., is closely related to S. quinquedens Tattersall, 1921. These two species share a very characteristic, sixth pleonite armed posteriorly with five stout...
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Caprella moradi sp. nov. is described from intertidal zone of the Gulf of Oman, Iran. This species is differentiated from the most similar species Caprella danilevskii (Czerniavski, 1868), by four rows of fine setae on the body surface and bears a curved anterior surface of propodus in the second male gnathopod.
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A new member of the harpacticoid copepod family Tachidiidae Boeck, 1865 was found in sediment samples of meiobenthic harpacticoids taken during a study on the diversity of meiobenthic harpacticoids along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf. The taxonomic analysis of this material revealed that it contained an undescribed species. A new genus is...
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The meiobenthic harpacticoids of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman has been almost unknown. During October 2014 to September 2016, interstitial and phytal harpacticoids were collected from tide pools in 30 different localities along the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The new information on the distribution of 26 species...
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The material of the present checklist has been collected from the Iranian intertidal and shallow subtidal shores of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman from 2015 to 2019, in addition to re-examining all the materials deposited in the Zoological Museum of the University of Tehran. This checklist providing 16 new records for the Persian Gulf and 15 for...
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In the study on biodiversity and systematics of meiobenthic copepods from northern coastline of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, a canuelloid species, Canuellina insignis Gurrney, 1927 was found. This is the first report of the species in Iranian waters and also in the area.
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In the study on biodiversity and systematics of meiobenthic copepods from northern coastline of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, a canuelloid species, Canuellina insignis Gurrney, 1927 was found. This is the first report of the species in Iranian waters and also in the area.
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In the present study, shrimps belonging to the genus Alpheus from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman are documented based on the existing literature and extensive new sampling from 2013 to 2018 along the Iranian coast. A total of 35 species are recorded from the region, of which 40% (14 species) and 60% (21 species) are new records for the Persian G...
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Three new species of narrowly endemic snapping shrimp, genus Alpheus (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae) from the Persian Gulf – CORRIGENDUM - Amir Dehghani, Alireza Sari, Reza Naderloo
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Three new species of snapping shrimps of the genus Alpheus are described from the Persian Gulf. These belong to the Alpheus edwardsii species-group, which is mainly characterized by unarmed orbital hoods and the presence of dorsal and ventral notches on the palm of the major chela. Alphus ankeri sp. nov. shows a close affinity to A. pacificus Dana,...
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Copedpods are aquatic crustaceans, the diminutive relative of the crabs and shripms. In terms of their size, diversity and aboundance they can be regarded as the insect of the sea. Over 10,000species are currently known. Copepods are known as important consumers of primary production and are eaten by large animals. They therefore form a main link t...
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Zootaxa 4446 (4): 401-441 Abstract A survey of copepods from intertidal zone of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman resulted in discovery of three new species belonging to the family Canuellidae Lang, 1944. This work contributes to the final aim to describe meiobenthic copepods from this region and is the first description of meiobenthic copepods...
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Barnacle cypris antennules are important for substratum attachment during settlement and on through metamorphosis from the larval stage to sessile adult. Studies on the morphology of cirripede cyprids are mostly qualitative, based on descriptions from images obtained using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). To our knowledge, our study is the fir...
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In the present study, Jajroud River loach, Oxynoemacheilus bergianus (Derjavin, 1934), was examined monthly for a previous observation of oocyte presence within testes tissues. Accordingly, the gonad development in O. bergianus is examined histologically. Although our data show typical fish gonad development and differentiation in female and some m...
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Phylogenetic relationships between species of the genus Hirudo plus genetic variation in the entire distribution range of Hirudo orientalis were investigated based on mitochondrial (COI and 12S rDNA) and nuclear (ITS1+5.8S+ITS2) genome regions. The sister relationships of Hirudo orientalis and H. medicinalis were revealed with a high posterior prob...
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Loach fishes of the genus Oxynoemacheilus, are found in Iran and adjacent countries, but their reproductive parameters are barely known. The main aim of this study was to obtain reproductive characteristics of Oxynoemacheilus bergianus (Derjavin, 1934). Sampling was carried out at monthly intervals throughout the year and 279 individuals of O. berg...
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Size at reproductive maturity of the xanthid crab Leptodius exaratus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) was determined by comparing gonadal development and the relative growth of gonopods and chelae in males and abdomens and chelae in females from August 2012 to August 2013. The size at which 50% of the of males and females were found to be mature was at car...
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The present checklist contains 22 species belonging to 14 genera of six families of leeches known to date from Iran. Five species including Dina punctata punctata Johannson, 1927, Erpobdella monostriata (Lindenfeld & Pietruszynski, 1890), E. vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925), Trocheta haskonis Grosser, 2000 and Glossiphonia concolor (Apathty, 1888) are...
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Populations of the eastern medicinal leech, Hirudo orientalis from 13 localities at six freshwater eco-regions from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Iran were analyzed for coloration pattern variability. In addition, coloration patterns of 1017 reared specimens including hatched, juvenile and adult leeches were considered. Elements of colorat...
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Biodiversity hotspots are centers of biological diversity and particularly threatened by anthropogenic activities. Their true magnitude of species diversity and endemism, however, is still largely unknown as species diversity is traditionally assessed using morphological descriptions only, thereby ignoring cryptic species. This directly limits e...
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The decapod crustaceans of the Gulf of Oman have been documented based on the published literature and new sampling along the Iranian coast between 2005 and 2015. A total of 121 species were collected along the Iranian coast, of which 43 are new records for the Gulf of Oman. The Decapoda of the Gulf is currently represented by 258 species belonging...
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Four new species from the amphipod genus Niphargusare described, namelyN. borisi sp. nov., N. bisitunicus sp. nov., N. darvishi sp. nov.andN. sharifi sp. nov.All four species of this predominantly subterranean genus were collected from springs in the Western region of Iran (Zagros region), which is the eastern borderline of the genus range. The spe...
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The subterranean genusNiphargusis one of the most species-rich genera among freshwater amphipods in the world, distributed in the Western Palearctic. Thus far, taxonomic and phylogenetic research has focused mainly on the European half of the genus range. In this study, 25 populations ofNiphargusfrom Iran, Lebanon and the Crimean Peninsula were inv...
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Mud shrimps (formerly Thalassinidea) are common burrow dwelling decapod crustaceans in the littoral zone of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Their burrow morphology was investigated using foam casting methods. The present study shows that the burrow morphology in Upogebia carinicauda is not consistent and the recorded variations are based on habi...
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A new record of rare alpheid shrimp Amphibetaeus jousseaumei (Coutière, 1896) (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae) is presented based on material collected from Qeshm Island, Iran, the Persian Gulf. This is the first record of the species for the Iranian waters as well as the second record and re-description of A. jousseaumei from its original descriptio...
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The present annotated checklist contains 43 species of thoracican barnacles known to date from the area, 33 and 26 from the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, respectively. Nine species are new records for the area including Amphibalunus subalbidus (Henry, 1973), Armatobalanus allium (Darwin, 1854), Chelonibia patula (Ranzani, 1818), Conchoderma hu...
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Erythraeus (Zaracarus) hafezi Saboori, Hakimitabar & Mahmoudi sp. nov. is described and illustrated from larvae ectoparasitic on various insects collected in Shiraz city, Fars Province, Iran. A key to world species of Erythraeus (Zaracarus) larvae is presented.
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Qualitative rapid assessments and taxonomic surveys of decapod crustaceans were carried out along the entire coastline of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. Shore morphology and habitat distribution were examined. Simultaneously, decapod samples were collected from 40 selected sites. In total, 131 species from five different infraorders were identif...
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In the present contribution, intertidal caprellids of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman were studied. Materials were collected, from 40 localities, with a variety of habitats, along the Iranian coasts. Three new species are described including; Metaprotella macoranicus sp. nov, Monoliropus kazemii sp. nov, Pseudaeginella hormozensis sp. nov and...
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Two new species of the genus Niphargus Schiödte, 1849 are described and named (Niphargus alisadri sp. nov. and Niphargus daniali sp. nov.) from two caves in Iran. Their taxonomic status within the genus Niphargus is discussed in comparison to several known species from Iran (N. valachicus, N. khayyami and N. khwarizmi), Turkey (N. tauri), Israel (N...
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The mud shrimps of Iran are not well known. Material for the present study was collected from 21 out of 51 intertidal localities from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Iran. In total, 11 species were found along the Iranian coast. These were belonging to three families, including Upogebiidae (Upogebia carinicauda, U. darwinii and U. pseudochelata)...
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During this research different towns of Guilan province have been investigated for freshwater leeches for two months in 2012. Wetlands, ponds, stagnant waters and rice field have been studied and searched thoroughly and the features of each station have been recorded. All collected specimens have been transported alive to laboratory for further stu...
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In the present study, Hemilepistus elongatus Budde-Lund, 1885 is reported from Iran for the first time, redescribed and its diagnostic characters are figured. This species reveals a high variability in morphological characters. The division of the species at the subspecific level can not be supported anymore. This species differs from other species...
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The present work reports on a new collection of hermit crabs from the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Five new records are presented here belonging to the family Diogenidae namely Calcinus latens (Randall, 1840), Clibanarius longitarsus (De Haan, 1849), Diogenes fasciatus Rahayu & Forest, 1995, Diogenes klaasi Rahayu & Fores...
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A new species of intertidal acorn barnacle Tetraclita ehsanisp. n. was identified from the Iranian coast in the Gulf of Oman. Tetraclita ehsanisp. n. inhabits low exposed rocky shores and also attaches to shells of molluscs and the barnacle Megabalanus species. Parietes of Tetraclita ehsani ranged from white to pink which is different from Tetracli...
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The monophyly of the tribe Oxyptilini and phylogenetic relationships of the genera embraced in this tribe were examined using 171 (75 binary and 96 multistate) characters of adult morphology. The study material included 98 species of 30 genera, representing all previously recognized genera of Oxyptilini, together with the genera Sphenarches, Antarc...
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The life cycle and population structure of Hemilepistus klugii were studied in a population in Varamin, Iran. The population was sampled monthly (or fortnightly during the breeding season) from February 2008 to June 2009 and a total of 7015 individuals, comprising 1069 males, 1079 females and 4867 juveniles, were collected. As in other Hemilepistus...
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In the present study a number of scorpions from Iran classified under the name of Mesobuthus eupeus (C.L. Koch, 1839) were considered. Currently, M. eupeus includes at least 14 described subspecies with no concrete taxonomic position. Here, this species is redescribed based on new specimens collected from Iran. In addition, multivariate statistical...
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The present study tries to focus on describing two new species belonging to genus Gammarus from western Iran along the Zagros Mountains range. The most remarkable feature of Gammarus hegmatanensis sp. n. is the shape of epimeral plate 3, which is sharply pointed posteriorly with a distinct lobate anterior margin. This species has some similarities...
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In the present study, chthamalid barnacles of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman were collected from the coastal zone of Iran. Extensive collecting of different habitat types resulted in finding two species: Chthamalus barnesi and Microeuraphia permitini. In addition to the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, the former species was also collected from th...
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An updated checklist of the scorpion fauna of Iran, as well as a brief history of taxonomic research on scorpions of Iran is presented. The checklist is based on records of scorpion species whose presence has been confirmed in Iran through field expeditions, examination of scorpion collections, literature review, and personal communications from re...
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Reproductive traits of seven amphipods from northern parts of Iran at 11 localities were studied in order to find feasible species for usage in aquaculture industries. The results revealed that the breeding season for Gammarus lacustris and G. paricrenatus from high latitudes was limited to a few months from May to June. Breeding activity of G. kom...
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Apoxyptilus, gen. nov., and Pseudoxyptilus, gen. nov., are described and illustrated, with Oxyptilus anthites Meyrick, 1936, and Oxyptilus secutor Meyrick, 1911, as their type-species, respectively. Apoxyptilus anthites (Meyrick), comb. nov., and Pseudoxyptilus secutor (Meyrick), comb. nov., are redescribed. An illustrated key to the genera of the...
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There are five commercial lobsters in the Iranian coastal waters including three spiny lobsters (Panulirus homarus (LINNAEUS, 1758), P. versicolor (LATREILLE, 1804), P. polyphagus (HERBST, 1793)) and two slipper lobsters (Thenus orientalis (LUND, 1793) and Scyllarides squamosus (H. MILNE EDWARDS, 1837)). Reconstruction of evolutionary history or ph...
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In this study, the first molecular phylogenetic analysis of Mesobuthus eupeus in Iran is presented based on sequence data of a 700-base-pair fragment of cytochrome C oxidase, subunit I. Phylogenetic relationships were inferred using parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference. The results support monophyly of M. eupeus, but there is a clea...
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Five species of the subgenus Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus) collected in Iran are reported. Three of these (Hemilepistus schirasi, H. cristatus and H. klugii) have been previously reported from Iran, one (H. aphganicus) is a new record, and the fifth (H. taftanicus n. sp.) is a new species. Hemilepistus taftanicus n. sp. is distinguished from other sp...
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Five species of the subgenus Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus) collected in Iran are reported. Three of these (Hemilepistus schirasi, H. cristatus and H. klugii) have been previously reported from Iran, one (H. aphganicus) is a new record, and the fifth (H. taftanicus n. sp.) is a new species. Hemilepistus taftanicus n. sp. is distinguished from other sp...
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The genus Mesobuthus belonging to family Buthidae is most diverse in Central Asia and Iran. The scorpion M.eupeus is one of the most naturally widespread members of the family Buthidae, being present in eastern Turkey, Caucasia, southern Russia, Middle East, Central Asia, southern Mongolia and northern China. Additionally, considerable morphologica...
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In the present study, external egg development of Caspian sea barnacle, Amphibalanus improvisus, was studied for first time under laboratory conditions. Duration of each embryonic stage and time interval for all stages were recorded. Schematic drawings for each of them, showing marked differences and key characters, are provided. The rate of egg de...
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Biofouling Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information:, Alireza(2009)'Antennular sensory organs in cyprids of balanomorphan cirripedes: standardizing terminology using Megabalanus rosa',Biofouling,25:3,203 — 214terms-and-conditions-of-access.pdf This article may be used for research, teaching and private st...
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Cirripedes are one of the major groups of fouling organism in the marine environment. The cyprid can, before a permanent attachment, actively explore and walk on the substratum using its antennules in a bipedal fashion without leaving the surface. Studying the structure of the cyprid antennule is therefore important for understanding the events tha...
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Larvae released from Newmaniverruca albatrossiana were cultured in the laboratory until the cypris stage. The brood size of individuals was low, about 60 larvae per brood. The exact number of instars was not determined. Early instars had the morphology normally seen in lecithotrophic nauplii of thoracican cirripedes. They had uniramous antennules w...
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The effects of algal diet on larval survival and growth of the barnacle Amphibalanusimprovisus was for the first time examined under controlled laboratory conditions. Larvae were obtained by dissecting egg lamellae at later developmental stage out of the adults. Hatched nauplii were reared in 0.6-l glass beakers (200 larvae l-1) on a monoalgal diet...
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Benthic sampling was performed along all Iranian subtidal waters of the Persian Gulf during the years 2003 and 2004. A total of 56 species of crabs were caught from 174 stations using a trawler fishing net and Peterson grab. These species belong to 12 families, 15 subfamilies and 37 genera. The results of the present study revealed that families Po...
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There are four species of marbled shrimps namely: Saron marmoratus (Olivier, 1811), Saron neglectus De Man, 1902, Saron inermis Hayashi, 1983 and Saron rectirostris Hayashi, 1984. The marbled shrimp, Saron marmoratus is a widespread species in the Indian and Pacific Oceans (see Holthuis, 1947 and Chace, 1997 for details and also Barnard, 1950; Miya...