Manuel Caballer Gutiérrez

Manuel Caballer Gutiérrez
American University of Paris · Computer Science Math and Environmental Science

PhD Biological Sciences

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Introduction
Manuel Caballer Gutiérrez currently works at the Computer Science Math and Environmental Science, American University of Paris. Manuel does research in Marine biodiversity exploration, Zoology, Systematics and Linnaean Taxonomy of sea slugs, Marginellidae, Cystiscidae and Rissoellidae gasstropods. His current project is 'Assessing the potential role of soft sediment habitats in sea slug ecology in the Gulf of Thailand.'
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
American University of Paris
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2018 - July 2019
American University of Paris
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturing Oceanography - SC1070 The Ocean Environment
February 2014 - May 2019
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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  • Collections Assistant
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  • Collections photographer

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Publications (112)
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Improved access to field survey infrastructure throughout South-East Asia has allowed for a greater intensity of biodiversity surveys than ever before. The rocky bottoms and coral reef habitats across the region have been shown to support some of the highest sea slug biodiversity on the planet, with ever increasing records. During the past ten year...
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The molluscan genus Elysia Risso, 1818 (Sacoglossa) is composed of shell-less herbivore sea slugs. From these marine organisms, polyketides such as polypropynates have been isolated and showed cytotoxic, antibiotic, and antifungal, and antiviral properties. In this work, we reported the isolation, and structure elucidation of two compounds isolated...
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Research in recent years have provided rapid advances in biogeographic and taxonomic documentation of sea slugs around the world. However, efforts are lacking in surveying most coastlines and habitats in South-East Asia. Recent studies from the Gulf of Thailand have indicated that a wealth of unexplored sea slug diversity and ecology may be gained...
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The validity and position of the Indo Pacific genus Phestilla Bergh, 1874 (Fionoidea: Trinchesiidae) have been subject of some controversy as a result of several recent studies, which have sequentially synonymized or re-established it. At present, the genus includes eight valid species, the most of them described in the nineteenth and twentieth cen...
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Marginelliform gastropods are a heterogeneous and diverse group of molluscs encompassing over 1,600 living species, among which are the smallest known neogastropods. The relationships of marginelliform gastropods within the order Neogastropoda are controversial, and the monophyly of the two marginelliform families the Marginellidae J. Fleming, 1828...
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Recent studies revealed that reef corals can eat large-sized pelagic and benthic animals in addition to small planktonic prey. As follow-up, we document natural ingestion of sea slugs by corals and investigate the role of sacoglossan sea slugs as possible prey items of scler-actinian corals. Feeding trials were carried out using six sacoglossan spe...
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Complete raw data of trials conducted, as separated by prey species. PIOL values indicate Post Ingestion Observation Length in minutes. Consumption scores range from 0 indicating no visible tissue degradation to 1 indicating heavy tissue degradation. (DOCX)
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Mean ingestion duration ± standard error (min) for each predator-prey trial. (DOCX)
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Mean consumption score ± standard error for each predator-prey trial. (DOCX)
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Mean time till rejection ± standard error (min) for each predator-prey trial. (DOCX)
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Mean rate of prey transport ± standard error (mm.min-1) for all prey and predators tested. (DOCX)
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Bulla occidentalis, is a gastropod mollusk belonging to the order Cephalaspidea that is able to produce mucus with defensive products. It is the most common species of the genus Bulla occidentalis. This compound is a polypropionate considered a chemical-taxonomic marker for the species of the genus bulla. The compound 1 was evaluated through antiba...
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The taxonomic history of the family Corambidae Bergh, 1871 is extremely complex, in part due to the rarity of some of the taxa within the family, but also because of their unusual morphology. Some species, particularly in the Atlantic, seem to be very rare, while others are abundant, widely distributed, and having large lists of synonyms. Corambe o...
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Poster presented at the MIA 2018 symposium, held in Coimbra between September 4-7, 2018. It is based on the work of the same name, published online in Invertebrate Systematics last August. DOI:10.1071/IS17073
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The target species of this work is a large tritonid nudibranch, relatively common in Galician waters (north-western Spain), where it has been regularly observed since the year 2000. To date, this species has been misidentified as Tritonia hombergii, a species from northern latitudes, because of its remarkable size. On the other hand, the external a...
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The Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), founded in 1793 by the French Revolution, was the first public institution specifically established to conserve natural history specimens, and Lamarck was among its first appointed professors. Although little of the pre-Revolution royal specimens remain, the collections go back to pre-Linnean author...
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Pleurobranchus lowei Watson, 1897 is a pleurobranchid gastropod that was described from Madeira Island and afterwards recorded in the Canary Islands. Its original description was not very detailed, perhaps because it was based on two empty shells, one of them broken. The validity and the taxonomic status of P. lowei have been discussed by different...
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The marine sea slug heterobranch fauna from Thailand is composed of a total of 240 species, and Armina semperi is the only representative of the genus Armina recorded in the country. This species, described in the Philippines in the nineteenth century, has an uneasy taxonomic history and appears to be part of a complex of morphologically similar sp...
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Two species of sacoglossa of the genus Hermaea Lovén, 1844 collected in Ceuta (NorthAfrica) and Lanzarote (Canary Islands), are studied in this work. These species have reddish digestive gland, radular teeth with a smooth cutting edge, an ascus with two spiral turns and they lack an epidermal color pattern of red lines in the anterior region of the...
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Gibberula hernandezi (Cystiscidae) is redescribed from the Canary Islands. Illustrations of the living animal and its radula are provided for the first time.
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Background The Bahamas is a region with high diversity of marine molluscs and a high rate of endemism. In certain groups of heterobranchs it is common to observe a distribution pattern consisting of an endemic species from the Bahamas, sister to a widespread western Atlantic species living in the same kind of habitat. This would suggest an allopatr...
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The study of biodiversity is often hindered by the existence of complexes of morphologically similar species. However, most of the times, the so-called cryptic species are, indeed, distinguishable if the adequate characters are compared. There are 6 accepted species of the genus Limacia Müller, 1781 in the world, but only one of them, Limacia clavi...
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Hermaea bifida (Montagu, 1815) is the most widespread of the species of Hermaea Lovén, 1844 known in the Eastern Atlantic. Its distribution ranges from Sweden to Spain and the Mediterranean Sea. In Europe, any translucent Hermaeidae with red pigmentation in the digestive and auriculate rhinophores is usually determined as H. bifida. A new species o...
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The Caribbean waters of Venezuela are composed by a large variety of habitats, with over 2800 km of coastline, islands, and islets. This area is a transitional zone between two main biogeographic provinces, the Caribbean and the Brazilian, separated by the fresh water outflows of the Orinoco and Amazon rivers, and is therefore expected to be an are...
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The Indo-Pacific genus Spiniphiline Gosliner, 1988 was erected for a rare species of Cephalaspidea characterized by an internal shell with spines. Spiniphiline kensleyi Gosliner, 1988 was until now the only known species. During the ‘Karubenthos’ expedition to the archipelago of Guadeloupe (Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea) coordinated by the Muse´um...
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A new shallow water species of the genus Philine Ascanius, 1772 is described from the coastal lagoons of the Bay of Buche, Venezuela. This species is characterized by the color pattern of its body, yellowish with white dots, the cephalic shield, as long as the posterior shield, the internal shell with the rear posterior edge not surpassing the apex...
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The synonymy of Peltodoris nayarita Ortea & Llera, 1981, from the Pacific coast of America, is discussed with its Atlantic congener P. greeleyi MacFarland, 1966. In this paper we propose to maintain both of them as separated species within the genus Diaulula Bergh, 1874.
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In the most recent molecular phylogeny of the Aglajidae, the Caribbean species Aglaja felis Marcus & Marcus, 1970 was transferred to the Japanese genus Nakamigawaia Kuroda & Habe in Habe, 1961 without justification or support. The assumed N. felis was used as the only representative of the genus in the phylogeny, which did not include the type spec...
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Two new species of sea slugs are described in this paper, a nudibranch from Algeciras harbour, Spain, and a sacoglosan from the coasts of Tulun, Mexico. They are named to honor the guitarist Paco de Lucía and his most renowned work. Detailed anatomical data are given for both taxa, which are discussed with their respective Atlantic congeners.
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All the species of the genres Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804 and Berthellina Gardiner, 1936 described or cited in the Macaronesia are revised. The records of Pleurobranchus areolatus Mörch, 1863 in the Canaries are transferred to Pleurobranchus crossei Vayssiere, 1896. Pleurobranchus lowei Watson, 1897, from Madeira, is synonymized with Berthellina ed...
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A new Scyllaeidae of the genus Notobryon is described from Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. Notobryon caribbaeus sp. nov. is characterized by having the anterior pair of body lobes remarkably bigger than the posterior pair, a stomach with eight triangular plates, a black and very wide ampulla, a lemon-shaped bursa copulatrix and a complex and we...
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The genus Rissoella Gray, 1847 in the Bahamas is revised based on specimens captured on regular field trips undertaken in Abaco since 1982. New data are given on Rissoella galba Robertson, 1961, and four new species bearing preumbilical cords are described. Rissoella caribaea Rehder, 1943 is regarded to be endemic to Florida. A key to the species o...
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The study of the opisthobranch fauna from the Canary Islands had an inflection point in the 80’s, when a regular work with this group started. As a result, the number of species recorded or described in the Canaries has increased progressively, from the former inventory of 10 species, to the 287 that we know today. As a continuation of the global i...
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The spotted sea hare Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 is a large and conspicuous opisthobranch sea slug that since 2002 has rapidly colonized the eastern Mediterranean, establishing populations in numerous localities. The source of the Mediterranean populations has been the subject of debate, with two main hypotheses considered (Atlantic and Red Sea...
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Spurilla dakariensis Pruvot-Fol 1953, a poorly known species from west Africa, is redescribed based on a specimen collected alive in Gorée Bay, Senegal, during the campaign Dakar'09. A neotype is designated and new data are provided on the colouration and the external and the internal anatomy. The characters observed suggest that S. dakariensis is...
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To date, 10 species of the genus Volvarina and one species of the genus Hyalina have been cited in Venezuela, but only 2 of them are certain. In this paper 4 new species of mollusks of the family Marginellidae are described, based on specimens collected from 3 different locations: La Tortuga Island, Morrocoy National Park and Aves Island. Additiona...
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The use of the internal shell of the Cephalaspidea belonging to the Family Aglajidae is proposed as critical systematic character to distinguish taxa. The shell of 11 Atlantic species is herein illustrated.
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A systematic inventory of the sea slugs collected during the expedition Karubenthos-2012, in Guadeloupe island (Karukera), is herein presented. It includes a total of 117 species; 97 Opisthobranchia and 20 Sacoglossa; 85 of them are recorded for the first time. Previous records of other species not collected in the campaign are added to the catalog...
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RESUMEN Se ilustran y estudian comparativamente los tipos de dos margínelas del ámbito cana-rio-sahariano, Marginella marocana Locard, 1897 y Marginella gustavoi Pérez-Dionis, Ortea y Espinosa, 2009, estableciendo las diferencias entre las dos especies. ABSTRACT The types of two marginellids from the Canarian-Saharan region: Marginella maro-cana Lo...
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RESUMEN El nombre Navanax aenigmaticus (Bergh, 1894) aplicado a poblaciones de babosas marinas con un diseño cromático similar en 3 regiones biogeográficas distintas, ha sido re-cientemente dividido, en tres nombres, uno por región: Navanax gemmatus (Mörch 1863) (Región Caribeña), N. aenigmaticus (Bergh, 1894) (Región Panámica) y Navanax nyanya-nus...
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Se cita por primera vez para Venezuela el aeolidaceo Dondice parguerensis Brandon y Cutress, 1985, parásito de los cnidarios Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 y Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774), hasta ahora sólo conocido de Puerto Rico, Panamá y Bermudas.The presence of the aeolidacean Dondice parguerensis Brandon and Cutress, 1985, parasite of th...
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A partir del estudio comparativo de ejemplares de distintas tallas y coloraciones, recolectados en las localidades tipo de Berthella africana y Berthella canariensis y en otras localidades de las islas Canarias, se plantea la sinonimia de B. canariensis con B. africana
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Elysia purchoni Thompson, 1977 is redescribed in base to specimens from Cuba and Costa Rica. This species is characterized by whitish coloration with orange spots, black edge in the oral lobes, white rhinophores and several teeth forming a jumble in the ascus. Additionally, several species of the genus Elysia Risso, 1818, are described: Elysia jiba...
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The evolve of the chromatic pattern in the mantle of Chro-modoris rodomaculata Ortea & Valdés, 1992 is described and studied based on samples from eastern Canary islands (Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote). Juveniles and adults of C. rodomaculata in Canary Islands have been misidentified with C. luteorosea and C. luteopunctata respectively;...
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Two new species of the genus Rissoella Gray, 1847 are described from Venezuela, one from the National Park Morrocoy, Rissoella morrocoyensissp. n. and the other from the Wildlife Refuge Isla de Aves, Rissoella venezolanicolasp. n.Rissoella morrocoyensissp. n. has a deep umbilicus (partly closed), preumbilical cord, black head, hypobranchial gland m...
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The presence of the aeolidacean Dondice parguerensis Brandon and Cutress, 1985, parasite of the cnidaria Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892 and Cassiopea frondosa (Pallas, 1774) is recorded for the first time in Venezuela. It was previously recorded in Puerto Rico, Panama and Bermuda.
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Se amplía el área de distribución conocida de Gibberula conejoensis a la costa continental de Venezuela, donde ha sido capturada en dos localidades distantes (350 km y casi 600 km en línea recta) de su localidad tipo. Adicionalmente, se aportan datos de la anatomía interna y de la rádula de la especie no descritos hasta la fecha.The Known range of...
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The Known range of Gibberula conejoensis is expanded to the mainland of Venezuela. It was captured 350 km and nearly 600 km far from its type locality. Data on the internal anatomy and radula are provided for the first time.
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Three new species of marine molluscs are described. Gibberula palmasola new species, collected in vegetation associated with rocks surrounded by soft sediments in a coastal lagoon surrounded by mangroves in Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba, and characterized by a black head and typical distribution of black and brown bands and orange spots in the man...
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Three new species of marine molluscs are described. Gibberula palmasola new species, collected in vegetation associated with rocks surrounded by soft sediments in a coastal lagoon surrounded by mangroves in Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba, and characterized by a black head and typical distribution of black and brown bands and orange spots in the man...
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Mangrove ecosystems constitute highly productive areas that support broad marine biodiversity and protect the coastline. Although their role in nature is well established, their degradation is mainly caused by increased human activity. A correct assessment of the conservation status of wetlands implies performing a multifactor analysis of all drive...
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The recovery of the name Eubranchus capellinii (Trinchese 1879) is proposed by providing new data on the species. This species is compared with Eubranchus doriae (Trinchese 1873) with which it has previously been considered synonymous. Eubranchus capellinii is also compared with two other similar species of Eubranchus from the Atlantic, Eubranchus...