Andrés Arias

Andrés Arias
University of Oviedo | UNIOVI · Department of Organisms and Systems Biology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
September 2013 - November 2013
Macquarie University
Position
  • PhD student -overseas study period-
September 2012 - present
University of Oviedo
Position
  • Courses in Zoology, General Biology and Experimental Biotecnology
February 2010 - present
Universidad de Oviedo
Education
September 2008 - June 2010
University of Oviedo
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
September 2003 - September 2008
University of Oviedo
Field of study
  • Biology and Diversity of Organisms

Publications

Publications (107)
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The taxonomy of eastern Atlantic species of the genus Onuphis has been confused due to the somewhat cursory and misleading descriptions of species and the disregard of the true identity of the type species of the genus, O. eremita, which has been commonly reported from West Africa, along with O. geophiliformis and O. rullieriana. However, all three...
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A one-year study of the reproductive biology of a population of Diopatra neapolitana at Villaviciosa estuary, northern Spain, was undertaken. Field observations together with a histological study of monthly collected individuals revealed that the population was iteroparous, had a discontinuous reproductive season with a resting period during August...
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The polychaetous annelid Diopatra biscayensis Fauchald et al., 2012 was recently described from the Atlantic coast of France. It has been the subject of a plethora of publications dealing with its importance in the field of ecology: from its role as an ecosystem engineer, being an indicative species of climate change in western Europe to questions...
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This study recognises five species of Onuphis and four species of Aponuphis from southwestern Europe, represented in the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic coasts of Iberia and the western Mediterranean Sea. One species, Onuphis anadonae sp. nov., is newly described and another species, Aponuphis willsiei Cantone & Bellan, 1996 is a new record for the Ibe...
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Onuphis eremita, type species of the genus, and Onuphis pancerii, originally from La Rochelle (France) and Gulf of Naples (Italy) respectively, are two of the earliest described species of the family Onuphidae. Yet, the definition of the former was extremely confused, the latter was considered its synonym for nearly a century, and types do not exis...
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As the number of introduced species keeps increasing unabatedly, identifying and prioritising current and potential Invasive Alien Species (IAS) has become essential to manage them. Horizon Scanning (HS), defined as an exploration of potential threats, is considered a fundamental component of IAS management. By combining scientific knowledge on tax...
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This Special Issue (SI) of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science presents contributions from ISOBAY 17: the XVII International Symposium on the Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay. The main objective of this SI is to gather recent multidisciplinary research about the Bay of Biscay, covering different aspects from biological oceanography to marine geol...
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Ports and marinas are gateways for introduction of non-indigenous species through ‘shipping’ worldwide. These anthropogenic environments concentrate a variety of artificial structures and substrates that are colonized by different types of organisms, being prone to biological invasions. One the most outstanding taxa in European marinas and ports ar...
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Bivalve molluscs is one of the dominant benthic groups in soft-sediment communities off the Atlantic Ocean, including the European margin and the Bay of Biscay. The current knowledge of deep-sea Euro-Atlantic bivalves and their distribution is still far from comprehensive and has been the scope of several recent publications. We examined the collec...
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Microplastics (MPs) are increasing in the marine environment as well as inside marine organisms, having an important effect on biological diversity. The trophic transfer of MPs was demonstrated under laboratory conditions, but this study is based on the analysis of preys found in stomach contents. MPs from Merluccius merluccius individuals caught i...
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Polychaetes or bristle worms (Annelida) are one of the best represented invertebrate groups in marine environments worldwide. Although the reproductive biology and life histories of polychaetes from many marine and estuarine habitats are well documented, our knowledge of the reproduction and life cycles of deep-sea polychaetes is still far from com...
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An accurate knowledge of the species diversity from deep-sea ecosystems is an imperative requirement in order to protect these environments in the context of global change and the biodiversity loss. We have examined the Brachiopoda samples collected during the COCACE (1987–88) and BIOCANT (2012–13) oceanographic cruises, from the central Cantabrian...
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La Noche Europea de los/as Investigadores/as es un evento anual internacional realizado desde el año 2005, donde investigadores y estudiantado universitario de distintas áreas de conocimiento se reúnen en un espacio público para ponerse a disposición de los participantes y enseñar el día a día del personal investigador. En este trabajo se presenta...
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Alien or exotic species are a concern, not only for native biodiversity but for human health and economy. Urban parks and green areas may act as an entry route for these exotic species via gardening, pet escapes or abandonment. Thus, the urban parks and the exotic species they harbor represent a great opportunity for environmental education by brin...
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Se implementa una experiencia didáctica de generación de conocimiento compartido sobre plagas urbanas mediante la reflexión individual estructurada y la exposición de las experiencias vitales relacionadas entre alumnado de un programa universitario para mayores de 50 años. Se destaca la elaboración conjunta de las especies con percepciones más nega...
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Microplastic (MP) pollution is increasing worldwide and affecting aquatic fauna in different ways, which endangers current aquatic resources in a still unknown extent. MP-induced threats to marine fauna are critical for developing countries, where waste treatment may be not optimal and coastal communities rely heavily on marine resources for dietar...
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Land and freshwater molluscs are the most abundant non-arthropod invertebrates frominland habitats worldwide, playing important ecological roles and some being important pestsin agriculture. However, despite their ecological, and even economic and sanitary importance,their local diversity in many European regions is not perfectly understood, with a...
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An accurate knowledge of the species diversity from deep-sea ecosystems is an imperative requirement to manage protection of these environments in a context of global change and biodiversity loss. We have examined the Brachiopoda samples collected during the COCACE (1987-88) and BIOCANT (2012-13) oceanographic cruises, from the Avilés Canyon System...
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Ports and marinas are gateways for introduction exotic species through ‘shipping’ worldwide. These anthropogenic environments concentrate a variety of artificial structures and substrates that may undergo the colonization of different types of organisms, being prone to biological invasions. Global warming is another important factor that is facilit...
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Bivalve molluscs are one of the dominant benthic groups in soft-sediment communities of the Atlantic Ocean, including the European edge and the Bay of Biscay. However, current knowledge of deep-sea Euro-Atlantic bivalves and their distribution is still far from comprehensive and has been the scope of several recent publications. We examined the biv...
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The introduction of invasive species is considered one of the major threats to the biodiversity conservation worldwide. In recent years, an Asian invasive species of wasp has set off alarms in Europe and elsewhere in the world, Vespa velutina. The Asian wasp was accidentally introduced in France around 2004 and shortly thereafter it was able to col...
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Se presenta una lista actualizada de las especies exóticas que se encuentran en etapa de establecimiento o de propagación de la invasión en aguas continentales de la península ibérica. La lista está basada en la evaluación sistemática de los datos en colaboración con un amplio equipo de expertos de España y Portugal. Esta lista de actualización es...
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Aim Evolutionary history of natural populations can be confounded by human intervention such as the case of decorator worm species Diopatra (Onuphidae), which have a history of being transported through anthropogenic activities. Because they build tubes and act as ecosystem engineers, they can have a large impact on the overall ecosystem in which t...
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An updated list is presented of the alien species in the establishment or spread invasion stage in in-land waters at the Iberian Peninsula. The list is based on a systematic assessment of information in collaboration with a wide expert team from Spain and Portugal. This updated list is an important tool supporting the implementation of the IAS Regu...
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An updated list is presented of the alien species in the transport or introduction invasion stage in inland waters of the Iberian Peninsula. The list is based on a systematic assessment of information in collaboration with a wide expert team from Spain and Portugal. This list is an important tool to support the implementation of the IAS Regulation,...
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Until the beginning of the 21st century, the famous medicinal leech was thought to be represented by only one species, Hirudo medicinalis. However, recent publications have demonstrated that under that name, at least five different species of medicinal leeches were hidden. During the last decade, the biogeography of Western-Palaearctic leeches has...
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The non-indigenous sabellid polychaete Branchiomma luctuosum (Grube, 1870) has spread along the Mediterranean coast in a short time period. Well-established populations were recorded for 9 marinas and 3 natural habitats along the southern Iberian Peninsula, including the first record of the species in Portugal. The highest abundances (>60 ind./m²)...
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Pholas dactylus is a historically valuable species with a relevant role in both environmental and biotechnological fields. It has become scarce in Europe due to habitat destruction and human overuse. This species is currently undergoing steep population declines, which have caused local extinction and/or distribution range contraction. Six differen...
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First record of the redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (Von Martens, 1868) on the Iberian Peninsula The spreading of non-indigenous crayfish species represents a major risk for freshwater ecosystems worldwide. They can influence several trophic levels, reach great abundances and carry foreign epibionts and parasites that may affect native fau...
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El reto que representa la actual crisis sanitaria consecuencia de la COVID-19 nos lleva de forma in-eludible a cuestionarnos y a replantearnos la docencia universitaria de una forma nueva. El uso de recursos y herramientas pedagógicas en la modalidad 'a distancia' no tiene porqué representar un decremento de la calidad de la enseñanza que se impart...
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A multisource approach to assessing freshwater biodiversity reveals the first occurrence of the Asian freshwater snail Sinotaia cf. quadrata (Gastropoda, Viviparidae) in inland waters of the northern Iberian Peninsula (Spain) and southwestern France. We present a detailed characterization, combining morphological traits and molecular tools for a ge...
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Rhamphobrachium ( Rhamphobrachium ) agassizii is reported from the Cantabrian Sea, Spain, from depths of 925–1207 m. This is its first record off the Iberian Peninsula and in European waters, representing its northernmost distribution in the North Atlantic Ocean to date. Previous reports of R. ( R. ) agassizii from the eastern and western North Atl...
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Food fraud involves both financial and health problems for consumers as well as conservation problems for target species worldwide. In Spain, the common name “zamburiña”, which officially only refers to the species Mimachlamys varia (the variegated scallop), is frequently mistakenly used to refer to other pectinid species, and this confuses consume...
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Nowadays the introduction of alien species represents a major problem worldwide, being seaports and marinas recognized as important hotspots of marine and non-marine alien species. In order to assess university students' previous knowledge about alien species related problems, a survey was carried out addressed to Education and Biology students in...
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El aprendizaje de la biodiversidad zoológica requiere el conocimiento de las características específicas de los distintos animales con el fin de poder distinguir unas especies de otras. Este aprendizaje se realiza por comparación directa con ejemplares de referencia previamente identificados e indirecta mediante el uso de guías, fotografías, claves...
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The occurrence of the flexed verticord, Halicardia flexuosa (Verrill & S. Smith [in Verrill], 1881), is reported for the first time from the Bay of Biscay (North Iberian Peninsula). This rare bivalve was collected from deep waters (1200 m depth) of the Avilés Canyon Systems (Central Cantabrian Sea). We provide a detailed description and illustratio...
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Here we report on the holothurian fauna at the Avilés Canyon System (Natura 2000 Site of Community Importance), central Cantabrian Sea, northern Spain. The samples were collected during several cruises covering the shelf, the continental slope and the abyssal depth. We identified 174 specimens, belonging to 35 species of the seven orders of class H...
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En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de una actividad práctica de naturaleza lúdica realizada con alumnado de educación secundaria (4º Educación Secundaria Obligatoria y 1º y 2º Bachillerato), destinada a favorecer la alfabetización científica y a ayudar a crear ciudadanos y ciudadanas responsables y que puedan tomar decisiones fundamentadas...
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El aprendizaje de la biodiversidad zoológica, desde su perspectiva más básica, requiere el conocimiento de las características específicas (diagnósticas) de los distintos animales con el fin de poder distinguir unas especies de otras. Este aprendizaje se realiza por comparación directa con ejemplares previamente identificados de una colección de re...
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Se presenta una evaluación diagnóstica sobre necesidades de aprendizaje para diseñar una Colección Virtual de Fauna de Asturias, a implementar como recurso educativo abierto y en línea en varios grados universitarios (Biología, Maestro en Educación Infantil, Maestro en Educación Primaria) desde el enfoque del aprendizaje mixto (blended-learning). M...
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The holothurian Lissothuria braziliensis is herein reported for the first time from the intertidal rocky shore of Gran Canaria Island (Canary Islands). This constitutes the first record of the genus Lissothuria in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. We present a detailed diagnosis and illustrations of the species and its ossicles, together with brief notes...
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El aprendizaje de la biodiversidad zoológica, desde su perspectiva más básica, requiere conocer lasEl aprendizaje de la biodiversidad zoológica, desde su perspectiva más básica, requiere conocer las características diagnósticas de los distintos animales con el fin de poder distinguir unas especies de otras, así como los grupos a los que pertenecen....
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This study reviews previous records and reports on newly sampled species of the genus Diopatra from Macaronesia, a region comprising five volcanic archipelagos in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Of the three species previously known from the eastern North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, D. marocensis and D. micrura are newly reported from the Can...
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A new species of holothurian of the genus Psolus Oken, 1815 is described. Psolus rufus sp. nov. was found in the central Cantabrian slope (Bay of Biscay) at 1500 m depth. The new species is characterized by having: ovoid body, reddish colour in vivo ; dorsal area enclosed in a complete test composed of imbricating scales; 10 triangular plates of th...
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Las nuevas técnicas de enseñanza introducen estrategias en las que el alumnado adquiere más protagonismo, desarrollando su propio aprendizaje bajo la tutela del docente. Una de estas herramientas es el juego de roles, o role-playing, en el que los alumnos interpretan el papel de personajes, combinando nuevos conocimientos con los previamente adquir...
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This study recognizes six species of onuphid polychaetes associated with the Cymodocea nodosa meadows of the Canary Islands. Of these, three species of the genus Aponuphis, A. bilineata, A. brementi and A. ornata have been previously reported from the eastern North Atlantic, whilst A. willsiei was only known from the western Mediterranean Sea. We d...
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Arias, A., and Anadón, N. (2012). First record of Mercenaria mercenaria (Bivalvia: Veneridae) and Ensis directus (Bivalvia: Pharidae) on Bay of Biscay, Iberian Peninsula. J. Shellfish Res. 31(1), 57–60. Fernández-Rodríguez, I., Bañón, R., Anadón, N., and Arias, A. (2016). First record of Anadara transversa (Say, 1822) (Bivalvia: Arcidae) in the Bay...
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The deep sea is one of the largest ecosystems on earth, extending from 200 m, where sunlight becomes inadequate for photosynthesis, to the deepest trenches. However, it is still one of the least explored. Polychaetes are among the dominant groups in these environments worldwide and play a critical role in the deep sea food chain. Within polychaetes...
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The occurrence of the alien species Anadara transversa is reported for the first time in the Bay of Biscay, from two estuaries of northern Spain (Villaviciosa and Eo), constituting its northernmost distribution in E. Atlantic to date. We present a detailed diagnosis and illustrations of the species in order to facilitate its differentiation from ot...
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The occurrence of the subtropical and meridional heterobranch gastropod Umbraculum umbraculum is reported for the first time in the Bay of Biscay, from northern Spain, constituting its northernmost distribution in the eastern Atlantic to date. We present a detailed diagnosis and illustrations of the species in order to facilitate its identification...
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Examination of the holotype of Paradiopatra bihanica (Intes & LeLoeuff, 1975) indicated that the identity of this species had been incorrectly represented in recent papers and that the ensuing synonymisation of P. calliopae Arvanitidis & Koukouras, 1997 was unwarranted. This led us to researching the history of the holotype and its representation i...
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Estuaries are among the most important habitats of coastal areas. However, they are significantly affected by human activities worldwide, threatening their resources and the commercial uses depending on them. Fisheries and aquaculture are some of the main factors affecting the estuarine ecosystems today. In this work, we pursue the aims of genetica...
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Ports are gateways for aquatic invasions. New arrivals from maritime traffic and disturbed environmental conditions can promote the settlement of exotic species. Molluscs fall into the most prevalent group of invasive species and can have a tremendous impact on aquatic ecosystems. Here we have investigated exotic molluscs in three ports with differ...
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This work recognises five species of Paradiopatra from southwestern Europe, represented in the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic coasts of Iberia and the western Mediterranean Sea. One species, Paradiopatra florencioi sp. nov., is newly described from the Cantabrian slope, northern Spain. We are presenting detailed diagnoses of all species and report ont...