Antonio Castilho

Antonio Castilho
São Paulo State University | Unesp · Department of Zoology

Ph.D

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December 2011 - present
São Paulo State University
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Genome size (GS) or DNA nuclear content is considered a useful index for making inferences about evolutionary models and life history in animals, including taxonomic, biogeographical, and ecological scenarios. However, patterns of GS variation and their causes in crustaceans are still poorly understood. This study aimed to describe the GS of five N...
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This checklist is the fifth and last compilation on the decapod crustaceans reported to São Paulo (Brazil) coastal area, resulting from long-term multidisciplinary projects, which combined morphological analyses and molecular techniques. The current research includes 75 decapod species, herein referred as shrimps/lobsters-like (shrimps, ghost-shrim...
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This study represents an unprecedented effort to assess the diversity of rocky infralittoral decapods Brachyura and Anomura from the Marine State Park of Laje de Santos, a preserved and protected area located in the southeastern Brazilian coast. Sampling was carried out quarterly for 1 year, using the combination of artificial refuge substrate (...
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Symbiotic relationships in marine environments are not fixed and can change throughout the animal’s life. This study investigated the ontogeny of symbiosis of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae with the host medusa Lychnorhiza lucerna. We described the type of relationship, the temporal correlation among species and food habits. More than 50% of the...
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The relationship between hermit crabs (Paguroidea) and gastropod shells has attracted the attention of researchers toward a network approach. These networks seem to present recurrent patterns that are often modular, i.e., a pattern in which the network can be divided into compartments that represent species interacting more with species belonging t...
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This study describes the fatty acid (FA) composition of three commercially important species of shrimp, from a region with the largest mangrove forests in Brazil Fatty acids composition shows the nutritional quality of the shrimps and their importance as a node of energy transfer in the trophic web. The FA profiles of three shrimp species with diff...
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Symbioses are ubiquitous in the animal kingdom. However, in most cases, the role of each member is relatively fixed, and it is rare for the same species to exhibit different symbiotic behaviours throughout its ontogeny. Here, we use stable isotope analyses of food resources to identify the relationships between the spider crab Libinia ferreirae as...
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Rimapenaeus constrictus is a penaeid shrimp widely distributed in the Western Atlantic, frequently captured as bycatch in trawling activities. Here we describe the weight vs. carapace length relationship and the condition factor of the species. Shrimps were sampled in the Ubatuba region, northern littoral of São Paulo State, monthly. We analyzed 4,...
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Brachyurans played important ecological and evolutionary roles in the marine benthic communities of the past and were the components of the Mesozoic Decapod Revolution. Therefore, the search for their fossil remains is fundamental to understanding the composition, diversity, and ecological structure of Mesozoic marine benthic communities. Brachyura...
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INTRODUCTION: Mantis shrimps or siriboias are crustaceans belonging to the order Stomatopoda. They are known for their strong claws, which they use for defense and capturing their prey. They are classified into two groups: the spearers, which pierce the prey with sharp projections, and the smashers, which strike their prey with high-powered punches...
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This checklist is the fourth contribution resulting from a long-term multidisciplinary project which combined morphological analyses and molecular techniques (mitochondrial DNA markers) for accurate identification of marine and coastal decapod crustaceans of São Paulo State (Brazil). We provide a list of 63 species of the following 11 families of 4...
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We investigated and compared growth parameters, longevity, mortality (total, natural, and fishing), and exploitation rates of the seabob shrimp Xiphopenaeus spp. in four important fishing regions of southeastern Brazil. The hypothesis that the growth and mortality characteristics of distinct populations differ along a latitudinal gradient was teste...
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The study characterized the structure of juveniles and sub-adults of Farfantepenaeus brasiliensis and F. paulensis in the Cananéia-Iguape estuarine lagoon system and its adjacent coastal area by evaluating the period of juvenile recruitment, sex ratio, growth, longevity, natural mortality, and development time until the late juvenile phase. Samples...
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This study aimed to investigate the biodiversity of caridean shrimps inhabiting the consolidated sublittoral of two Brazilian biodiversity locals Laje de Santos and Vitória Island. We provide data about species composition, cumulative species curves and ecological indexes. Additionally, we compared different sampling techniques used for cryptic fau...
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The marine crab Xanthodius parvulus (Fabricius, 1793) is naturally distributed in the Western Atlantic, being commonly found in the northeastern Brazilian coast. However, this species has been also recorded in the southeastern coast, especially in São Paulo State, on islands located close to harbors, which are becoming a place of occurrence for exo...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the gonadosomatic index (GSI) and the weight/length ratio in important shrimp populations (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri (Heller, 1862), Litopenaeus schmitti (Burkenroad, 1936), Rimapenaeus constrictus (Stimpson, 1874)) from the northern littoral of São Paulo State. The samples were collected between 2015 and 2016, with...
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This checklist is the third part of a series derived from a long-term multidisciplinary project on the biodiversity of decapod crustaceans from marine and coastal environments of São Paulo state (Brazil). We integrated molecular techniques (DNA markers) and morphological analyses of adult specimens for accurate identifications. We compilated 185 sp...
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This study aimed to compare the spatio-temporal distribution of demographic groups of Hepatus pudibundus in the Ubatuba Bay, São Paulo, Brazil, over a 20-year interval. Two 1-year samplings were conducted: the 1st period (P1) ran from September 1995 to August 1996 and the 2nd period (P2) ran from September 2016 to August 2017. Samples were taken fr...
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Aegla quilombola: is an anomuran crab endemic to São Paulo State, Brazil. The present manuscript aims to provide information about sexual dimorphism using geometric morphometrics, as well as information about heterochely, laterality and sexual maturity. The specimens were sampled in Intervales State Park. The carapace and chelipeds of all animals w...
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The Brazilian coast is home to two species of Majoid crabs: Libinia ferreirae and Libinia spinosa, with similar habits, as they live in symbiosis with the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna during their juvenile stage and dwell on the bottom of the ocean near the coast when adults. This study investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of L. ferr...
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Este livro, disponibilizado gratuitamente e com orgulho por nós, é resultado de um esforço conjunto entre três amigos. Atingimos a 2ª edição, com melhorias e novos animais descritos, aproximando cada vez mais nosso objetivo de catalogar, identificar e fornecer medidas de primeiros socorros para acidentes que possam acontecer nos câmpus da UNESP e d...
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Flow cytometry is a valuable tool in biomedical and animal sciences. However, equipment used for such analysis presents limitations at field conditions, suggesting then preservation procedures for future analysis at laboratory conditions. In this study, freezing at low (−20 °C), ultra-low (−80 °C) and cryogenic temperatures (−196 °C, i.e. liquid ni...
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Hermit crabs are among the most unique crustaceans because they have a non‐calcified pleon, and they often use empty gastropod shells for shelter and protection. The lack of an adequate shell impacts their growth, reproduction and other population features especially because the shell resource might not be found for the entire population or communi...
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Among the Caridea Infraorder, the palaemonid shrimp from the genus Typton Costa, 1844 are commonly found in association with sponges, frequently feeding on the tissues of their hosts ((Ďuriš et al. 2011; Almeida et al. 2014; Pachelle et al. 2015; Soledade et al. 2017). Typton is mostly characterized by morphological features related to their sponge...
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This study investigated the population dynamics of Persephona punctata with emphasis on population structure, sex-ratio, spatial distribution, maturity and reproductive period. Crabs and environmental factors (i.e., water temperature and salinity, and sediment texture and organic matter content) were collected monthly, from July 2012 to June 2014 i...
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Feeding strategies provide essential information to help understand symbiotic relationships and resource competition as well as environmental integrity. This study examined the feeding ecology of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae, which is commonly associated with the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna during part of its life cycle, especially the juven...
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We estimated the growth parameters of the spider crab, Libinia ferreirae (age, asymptotic size and growth rate) using the von Bertalanffy growth equation model. We obtained nine cohorts for female carapace asymptotic width (CW∞) = 64.32 mm, growth coefficient (day-1) (k) = 0.0027 e t0= 0.77 days) and seven for males (CW∞ = 81.93 mm, k= 0.0021 e t0=...
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While previous studies on Alpheus formosus Gibbes, 1850 focused on taxonomic and phylogenetic issues, the present study provides information on the biology and ecology of this snapping shrimp, a representative coral reef species widely distributed in the Atlantic Ocean. We studied A. formosus between 2015 and 2016 on two islands in São Paulo state,...
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The population dynamics of shrimp Pleoticus muelleri was used as a model to verify if the trend of continuous reproduction periodicity, shorter body size and longevity, and early sexual maturity found in tropical regions is corroborated in upwelling regions. Shrimps were sampled in a region under the influence of upwelling (northern coast of Rio de...
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The bycatch of shrimp fisheries is highly diverse, but still understudied in the coast of Cananéia (São Paulo, Brazil), where shrimp fisheries are very intensive. Aiming to fill this gap, we analysed the diversity of crustaceans in the bycatch of seabob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) fisheries. Samplings were taken monthly, from March 2013 to May 20...
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Abstract We aimed to analyze the crustacean bycatch from the Xiphopenaeus kroyeri fishery in the Santa Catarina State and compare the bycatch’s biomass to that of the target species. Shrimp and environmental factors were sampled monthly from July 2010 through June 2011. For each crustacean species, we calculated the number of individuals, the relat...
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Besouros são insetos pertencentes à ordem Coleoptera, e compõem o grupo de animais mais diverso do mundo. Esta ordem inclui a família Cerambycidae, composta pelos besouros serra-pau, com algumas espécies consideradas pragas para as monoculturas arbóreas. Nessa família é encontrado o besouro-escorpião Onychocerus albitarsis Pascoe, que possui um par...
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Upwelling areas are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, influencing the biology of marine organisms. This study investigated the population dynamics of the shrimp Artemesia longinaris in two regions in southeastern Brazil, one inside (Macaé—Rio de Janeiro State) and one outside (Ubatuba—State of São Paulo) the Cabo Frio upwelling ar...
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Different relationships are observed among many Majoidea crabs and other animals, as cnidarians. For the spider crab Libinia ferreirae Brito Capello, 1871 the interspecific relationships vary throughout its ontogeny; thus, the last larval stage (megalopa) and juveniles usually are associated with the jellyfish Lychnorhiza lucerna Haeckel, 1880, and...
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We aimed to study the fecundity and reproductive investment of Loxopagurus loxochelis under different environmental conditions. In total, 67 ovigerous females were analyzed, 20 from Macaé, 26 from Ubatuba and 21 from Cananéia littoral. The cephalothoracic shield length, fecundity and reproductive investment (Ubatuba 10.2%, Macaé 8.9% and Cananéia 7...
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O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever o télico e o petasma de cinco espécies de camarões peneóideos e determinar o grau de complexidade do petasma ao longo da tendência evolutiva. As cinco espécies consideradas (Litopenaeus schmitti (Burkenroad, 1936), Pleoticus muelleri (Spence Bate, 1888), Rimapenaeus constrictus (Stimpson, 1871), Farfantepenaeus...
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Os eglídeos são endêmicos da região Neotropical da América do Sul, restritos ao ambiente de corredeira, baixas temperaturas, altos teores de oxigênio e são considerados protagonistas na dinâmica de nutrientes e fluxo de energia. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar os níveis de nitrogênio (N) e carbono (C) de Aegla castro e Aegla parana capturados...
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Differences in biological traits (abundance, longevity, size at the onset of sexual maturity, and maximum size) appearing in populations of Pleoticus muelleri from the Western Atlantic are currently considered as phenotypic plasticity. However, they may also be related to intraspecific genetic differentiation and to the occurrence of cryptic specia...
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This study analyzed the taxa associated as epibionts with mollusc shells inhabited by the hermit crab Isocheles sawayai, in order to understand how they affect host crabs. A total of 575 individuals were collected, including 156 females, 103 ovigerous females, and 316 males, which occupied shells of 10 species of gastropods. The epibionts recorded...
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The present study investigated the population dynamics of Hepatus pudibundus in the Cananéia region, in southern São Paulo state, Brazil, focusing on population structure, growth parameters, longevity, sex ratio, reproduction and recruitment juvenile period. Sampling was performed monthly at seven stations from July 2012 to June 2014, using a shrim...
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Hermit crabs are soft-abdomen decapod. They depend upon gastropod shells for protection, with the latter influencing growth rate, mortality and reproduction. The present work aims to provide the information about the biology and reproduction of Pagurus brevidactylus in a preservation area in Brazilian southeastern littoral. The material was sampled...
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This study is part of a series of checklists resulting from a long-term multidisciplinary project on the biodiversity of decapod crustaceans from the marine and coastal environments (including estuaries) of São Paulo State (Brazil). For that, we integrated molecular techniques (mitochondrial DNA markers) and morphological analyses of adult specimen...
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The present study evaluates the ontogenetic/sexual morphometric variation in Xiphopenaeus kroyeri. Sampling was from July 2001 to June 2003 at Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil. Animals were sexed and measured (cephalothorax length-CC, partial of the rostral spine-CPR, rostral spine-CR and rostral spine angulation-AR). Data analysis included linear morpho...
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We studied the shrimp Exhippolysmata oplophoroides in southeastern Brazil (Macaé, 22º37″S; Ubatuba, 23º55″S; and Cananéia, 25º53″S) to test the hypotheses that (1) females should have the same reproductive output and fecundity at the regional scale, and (2) these reproductive parameters can vary among regions. Maximum carapace length (Macaé = 13.1...
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We analyzed monthly samples from seven stations located in coastal and estuarine areas in the Cananéia region (São Paulo, Brazil) from July 2012 through May 2014 with the aim of characterizing the physicochemical parameters and to investigate the influence of these environmental factors on the abundance patterns of penaeid shrimp. Individuals were...
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The current checklist is the result of a long-term multidisciplinary project which combined molecular techniques (mitochondrial DNA markers) and morphological analyses of adult specimens for an accurate and detailed identification of the total biodiversity of decapod crustaceans from marine and coastal (including estuaries) environments of São Paul...
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Beetles (Coleoptera) are the most diverse group of animals in the world and occur in many environments. In Atlantic and Amazon rainforests, the scorpion-beetle Onychocerus albitarsis (Cerambycidae), can be found. It has venom glandules and inoculators organs in the antenna extremities. Two injuries in humans are reported, showing different patterns...
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We described the ecology of the spider crab Libinia ferreirae testing the habitat segregation during the ontogenetic shifts. Collections were performed monthly by trawling along the coastal area of Cananéia, São Paulo State (southeastern Brazil). Medusae were examined for the presence of any symbionts, and crabs were classified as juveniles (abdome...
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This study aimed to describe the ecological distribution and the effects of environmental factor oscillation on the life cycle of Penaeus schmitti along the coastal area of Cananéia, southern São Paulo state, Brazil. Shrimp and environmental factors were sampled monthly from July 2012 to May 2014 at seven sampling stations covering both estuarine a...
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This is the first study to evaluate in broad spatiotemporal scales the growth parameters and population structure of Rimapenaeus constrictus, a barely damaged species composing the bycatch from shrimp fishing in the Western Atlantic. The abundance and size-class frequency distribution, growth, longevity and sex ratio were evaluated from monthly sam...
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This study evaluated the temporal and bathymetric distribution of the speckled swimming crab Arenaeus cribrarius from coastal waters of southern Brazil. Monthly samples were taken at five distinct depths throughout one year in the adjacent area from Babitonga Bay, Southern Brazil. Data on environmental conditions (temperature, salinity, granulometr...
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We describe the sperm ultrastructure of six penaeid species, including at least one member of each tribe (Penaeini, Parapenaeini and Trachypenaeini). Fragments of the vas deferens of the Penaeidae Farfantepenaeus brasiliensis, Farfantepenaeus paulensis, Litopenaeus schmitti, Parapenaeus americanus, Rimapenaeus constrictus and Xiphopenaeus kroyeri w...
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Periclimenes paivai is notable for its symbiotic lifestyle with jellyfish. The objective of this study was to investigate the fecundity and reproductive output of females, and specifically to determine whether females protected in their host have a greater reproductive success than other shrimp species. All anatomical parts of the medusae were anal...
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This study investigated the temporal abundance, periods of reproduction and recruitment, gonad sexual maturity, and population structure of the swimming crab Achelous spinimanus (Latreille, 1819) in Macaé, a region of the Brazilian coast affected by upwelling events. The samples were collected monthly during one year. The crabs were counted, sexed...
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This study analyzes ontogenetic allometry in Aegla marginata Bond-Buckup & Buckup, 1994, a freshwater crustacean, in order to evaluate the growth pattern and the presence of sexual dimorphism, using a multivariate approach. The specimens were sampled from streams in Intervales State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil. For each specimen, we measured the...