José Manuel Guerra-García

José Manuel Guerra-García
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Zoología

PhD

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Introduction
José Manuel Guerra-García currently works at the University of Seville, Spain. His research is mainly focused on taxonomy and ecology of caprellid crustaceans, including their applications as marine bioindicators and potential resource in aquaculture

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Este vídeo didáctico sobre taxonomía permite observar los colores y morfología de los equinodermos en su hábitat marino natural. El recurso complementa las prácticas de la asignatura de Zoología e incluye información útil para la identificación de especies representativas de las diferentes Clases del Filo Echinodermata: Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, Cri...
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Despite its importance in intertidal and shallow-water marine ecosystems, Caprella penantis continues to be one of the most taxonomically challenging amphipods in the world. A recent molecular study focusing on C. penantis sensu stricto pointed out the existence of three highly divergent lineages, indicating the possible existence of a process of o...
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Marinas are highly anthropized environments, with singular ecological characteristics. In the present study the spatial variability of the amphipod assemblage associated to floating pontoons was analyzed. Moreover, the influence of the environmental data and the sessile biota on the amphipod assemblage structure were assessed. Six marinas were sele...
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Although the number of marinas along shorelines has significantly increased during the last years, there is a lack of studies on mobile epifauna associated to floating pontoons or infauna inhabiting soft bottoms of marinas. Artificial hard substrate (lateral surface of pontoons) and soft substrate (sediment) were sampled in 42 marinas along the Ibe...
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Early detection of invasive species becomes particularly challenging in the case of small-sized, neglected or taxonomically challenging taxa. The invasive skeleton shrimp, Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836, stands out as a primary example of this and is a successful widespread invader in Europe. This study presents its first record in the UK, confirm...
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The role of ecophysiology in mediating marine biological pollution is poorly known. Here we explore how physiological plasticity to environmental stress can explain and predict the context-dependencies of invasive species impacts. We use the case of two sympatric skeleton shrimps, the invader Caprella scaura and its congener C. equilibra, which is...
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Intertidal ecosystems are key habitats that are being replaced by artificial hard substrates due to the increment of human activities in coastal areas. These new substrates host generally less biodiversity mainly due to differences in complexity and composition. It is a global phenomenon and has led to the development of strategies in the framework...
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• This work constitutes the first comprehensive study of the epifaunal response to biological invasions in coralligenous habitats, which are one of the main hotspots of biodiversity in the Mediterranean. • The epifaunal community inhabiting the invasive macroalga Rugulopteryx okamurae and other dominant sessile hosts on coralligenous habitats (i.e....
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Guerra-García & Ahyong (2020) erected the genus Pseudoliropus (type species Pseudoliropus keablei Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020) for a new species of caprellid amphipod from southern Australia. Shortly after publication the authors became aware that the genus name was preoccupied by the little known, caprellid Pseudoliropus Laubitz, 1970 (type speci...
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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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The importance of marinas as infrastructures for recreational boating is increasing substantially. However, information on their soft-bottom benthic communities, a key tool for managing programmes, is still scarce. We combined environment features with macro- and meiofaunal soft-bottom community information for assessing the ecological status of ma...
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A new species of the genus Deutella Mayer, 1890 is described and illustrated, and a key to identify the Deutella species from the Gulf of Mexico is given. The specimens were collected from coral rubble at 18 m depth in TuxpanLobos coral reef system, W Gulf of Mexico. Deutella pseudoincerta n. sp. is remarkably close to Deutella incerta (Mayer, 1903...
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Amphipods are emerging as an alternative food resource for fishes and cephalopods in aquaculture. Gammarus insensibilis (Stock, 1996), one of the dominant amphipods inhabiting marsh ponds in southern Spain, has been recently proposed as a promising candidate for being intensively cultured due to its adequate nutritional profile, large body size, an...
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The study aims to monitor the post-establishment success of the invasive skeleton shrimp Caprella scaura in the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition zone and understand its connectivity with other world areas, providing new information on the status of the introduced population and its global distribution. By using mitochondrial markers (16S and COI)...
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Despite the growing interest in recreational boating and the increasing number of marinas along the world’s coastlines, environmental knowledge of these ecosystems is still very scarce. Detailed data of pollutants in marinas are necessary to provide a global approach of environmental risks in the context of international management strategies. In t...
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A bioindicator species can be defined as “an organism that provides information on the environmental conditions of its habitat by its presence or absence, and its behavior”. In this sense, crustaceans present many biological and ecological characteristics that make them particularly useful as bioindicators (e.g., widespread distribution in differen...
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Detection of new non-indigenous species is often delayed when taxonomically challenging taxa are involved, such as small-sized marine organisms. The present study highlights the relevance of scientific cooperation in the early detection of the invader amphipod Stenothoe georgiana. Originally described from North Carolina (USA), the species was rece...
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Despite the importance of dispersal behavior in the eco-evolutionary responses of species to global environmental change, its role in the invasion dynamic of stowaway invaders has been poorly studied, especially in low-mobile species (i.e. with direct development). Here we use peracarid crustaceans as a target group to understand the role that loca...
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Caprellids from mesophotic and deep-sea waters from Australia have been scarcely studied. A new genus Pseudoliropus gen. nov., and two new species Pseudoliropus keablei and Pseudoprotella australiensis sp. nov. are described based on material collected from 56 to 1125 m deep during surveys on board the vessels RV Sprightly (1973), FRV Kapala (1977-...
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Detection of new non-indigenous species is often delayed when taxonomically challenging taxa are involved, such as small-sized marine organisms. The present study highlights the relevance of scientific cooperation in the early detection of the invader amphipod Stenothoe georgiana. Originally described from North Carolina (USA), the species was rece...
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The increasing deployment of artificial structures into the marine environment is creating new hard substrates that differ from natural ones in physical and biological aspects. However, studies of macrofaunal and meiofau-nal communities associated with artificial structures are very limited. Seawalls, cubes, acropods and rip-raps in Algeciras Bay (...
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During a sampling campaign in Puerto Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico, several specimens of the caprellid Pseudaeginella arraialensis were collected. They were attached to buoys as part of fouling communities between 0.5-12 m depth. The present study represents the first record of P. arraialensis for the Gulf of Mexico, increasing its geographical distrib...
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In the current frame of proliferation of artificial structures in the sea, the ecological effects of those artificial substrates on marine environments and their associate biota become a topic of great scientific and conservation-ist interest. This study was focused on the amphipod communities from western Mediterranean Sea and tested, using the sa...
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A new species of the caprellid genus Paraproto, P. murrayae n. sp. is described based on specimens collected from New South Wales, Australia. The new species was collected from brown algae in shallow water (16–19 m deep). Paraproto murrayae n. sp. is very similar to P. tasmaniensis Guerra-García & Takeuchi, 2004 but can be distinguished mainly by t...
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A new genus and new species of caprellid, Parapseudaeginella n. gen., and Parapseudaeginella australiensis n. sp., is described from shallow water of Ningaloo Reef, south of Tantabiddy, reef front, Western Australia. The new genus is very similar to Pseudaeginella Mayer, 1890, but can be easily distinguished by the pereonites 6 and 7 being clearly...
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Luisacaprella eliae gen. nov, sp. nov. (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Caprellidae) is described bwct ased on specimens collected from Kiribati, Pacific Ocean. The new genus is close to Aciconula but can be mainly distinguished by the following characteristics: (1) pereonites 6 and 7 are fused in Luisacaprella gen. nov. while they are separated in Aciconula...
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The addition or loss of habitat-forming species may lead to significant changes in the structure and functioning of marine benthic ecosystems as a whole. However, the nature of the impact of invasive macroalgae on native mobile invertebrate assemblage is still hard to predict. In this sense, the degree of morphological resemblance (mainly structura...
Conference Paper
Artificial structures introduced into the marine environment are known for being a risk to local biodiversity. However, it is not rare to find endangered species established in these anthropogenic habitats, as it is the case of the limpets Cymbula safiana and Patella ferruginea, whose populations are numerous on coastal protection structures of sou...
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Urban growth in coastal areas is leading to the introduction of multiple artificial structures into the marine environment. These structures differ from natural hard substrates in composition, age, complexity, inclination and even colour. Such factors affect the establishment and development of benthic communities and it is mostly agreed that thes...
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A decade long monitoring programme has revealed a flourishing population of the non-indigenous skeleton shrimp Paracaprella pusilla in the vicinity of outfalls of desalination plants off the Mediterranean coast of Israel. The first specimens were collected in 2010, thus predating all previously published records of this species in the Mediterranean...
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Paracaprella pusilla Mayer, 1890 is a tropical caprellid species recently introduced to the Eastern Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. In this study, we used direct sequencing of mitochondrial (COI and 16S) and nuclear (28S and ITS) genes to compare genetic differences in presumed native and introduced populations in...
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The effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the conservation of species, habitats, and processes has been largely studied. However, although parasites play a key role in the ecology of marine ecosystems, the effect of MPAs on host‐parasite relationships remains poorly understood. In order to characterize prevalence and host specificity of...
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The increasing number of anthropogenic areas in the marine environment results in significant impact to adjacent ecosystems. In fact, the presence of marinas modifies the original environmental conditions and ends up disturbing the faunal community. However, despite the essential role displayed by the macrofauna on marinas' fouling biota, certain t...
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Introductions and spread of Non-Indigenous species (NIS) are one of the greatest threats to marine biodiversity around the world. One of the most investigated NIS is the fan worm Branchiomma luctuosum (Grube, 1870). Its type locality is in the Red Sea and has been later reported as a NIS in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time by Bianchi (1983)...
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The Caprellidae (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Senticaudata) from the upper continental slope of Galicia (NW Iberian Peninsula) was studied. The material collected, based on surveys conducted from 2002 to 2009, comprised 11 species. A new genus Selvacaprella gen. nov., and three new species Selvacaprella jimenoi sp. nov., Liropus vitucoi sp. nov. and Lirop...
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A new species of caprellid amphipod, Aeginella corallina sp. nov., is described from cold-water corals off Angola. This is the first observation of this genus in the South-Atlantic. The taxon is fully described and figured and is compared with the only known species of the genus, A. spinosa, occurring in deep waters of the northern hemisphere. Both...
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Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs) offering high computational capacity and comprehensive collaborative platforms that supp...
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Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs) offering high computational capacity and comprehensive collaborative platforms that supp...
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There is an increasing concern about the ecosystem consequences of altering macroalgal assemblages. Many macrophytes are foundation species in coastal habitats, supporting much of the biodiversity of these ecosystems by providing essential resources such as food and habitat. The addition of invasive species strongly contributes to habitat modificat...
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Habitat selection is a complex process, dependent on numerous fluctuating conditions and key to species coexistence. In a changing global scenario, it will greatly determine the fate of marine organisms and hence is an important subject to be explored. The present study evaluates host specificity of two caprellid amphipod species, Caprella grandima...
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Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs) offering high computational capacity and comprehensive collaborative platforms that supp...
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Effective management of marine bioinvasions starts with prevention, communication among the scientific community and comprehensive updated data on the distribution ranges of exotic species. Despite being a hotspot for introduction due to numerous shipping routes converging at the Strait of Gibraltar, knowledge of marine exotics in the Iberian Penin...
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Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates, such as amphipods, which are potentially useful as a resource in aquaculture. F...
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Raw data of proteins, ashes, carbohydrates and total lipids separated by species and stations
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The invasive caprellid Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 is rapidly spreading along marinas of Southern Spain, becoming one of the dominant species of the macrofoulers associated to bryozoans and hydroids of communities in harbours. In order to explore the abundance and distribution patterns of the species in the different habitats available in marin...
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Marine urbanization is going upwards coupled with increased coastal populations in the last decades, leading to the introduction of numerous artificial structures (e.g., coastal defense structures, offshore aquaculture facilities) and therefore to the addition of new habitats and the destruction or replacement of natural ones. This fact has led to...
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Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, the salt ponds offers coastal breeding and nursery habitat to fishes and invertebrates providing abundant amphipods potentially useful as a resource in aquaculture. Fishmeal and fish oil...
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Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, the salt ponds offers coastal breeding and nursery habitat to fishes and invertebrates providing abundant amphipods potentially useful as a resource in aquaculture. Fishmeal and fish oil...
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Additional records of Elasmopus vachoni Mateus and Mateus, 1966 together with description of its its poorly-known mouthparts is provided, based on material from Tarifa Island (southern Spain). The known geographical distribution of this species extends from the Gulf of Guinea to the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula, all along its Atlantic and...
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A new species of caprellid, Pseudaeginella arraialensis, is described from Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Abundant material was collected in Praia do Forno, associated to hydroids and algae of natural rocky substrata and fouling communities of artificial floating structures. The new species can be distinguished easily from the remaining s...
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The processes and patterns seen in coastal benthic communities can be strongly influenced by the overlying pelagic environmental conditions. Integrating long-term biological and environmental data (both benthic and pelagic) can give insight into the specific relationships between key benthic functional groups and natural temporal changes in the mar...
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Knowledge of the habitat use patterns of introduced species in their native or naturalized range can provide unique insights into processes of secondary dispersal and colonization of natural habitats. Caprellid amphipods are small mobile marine epibionts with limited natural dispersal. The global distribution of some caprellid species is mostly the...
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The impact of introduced fouling species and their associated epifauna in ports and marinas is potentially devastating for local biodiversity. The species composition of the epifauna on Tricellaria inopinata in Puerto América (Cádiz, Spain) was studied over a period of one year. Colonies were sampled bimonthly, and all associated mobile macrofauna...
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The search for alternative live feed organisms and the progression of Integrative Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) are currently being highly prioritised in EU strategies. Caprellids could potentially be an important exploitable resource in aquaculture due to their high levels of beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids, fast growing nature and wides...