Mariana Antunes

Mariana Antunes
São Paulo State University | Unesp · Department of Zoology

PhD

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Introduction
Mariana Antunes currently works at the Department of Zoology, São Paulo State University. Mariana does research in Marine Biology, Ecology and Zoology. Their current project is 'Majoidea reproductive traits'.

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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 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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The crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) is a native species from the south-central region of the USA and northeastern Mexico that has been introduced to all continents except Antarctica and Oceania. In Brazil, P. clarkii has 17 established populations, all found in the southeastern region. The studied specimens were obtained at Ribeirão Cla...
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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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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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We determined the infestation rate of Probopyrus sp. in populations of Palaemon pandaliformis (Stimpson, 1871) and P. northropi (Rankin, 1898) in the Ubatumirim River, localized in a mangrove ecosystem on Ubatumirim Beach, northern coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Samplings were carried out monthly from April 2003 to March 2004. Monthly pre...
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Our aim was to describe the reproductive system of males and the formation of sperm packages in the seminal receptacle (SR) of recently mated females of the arrow crab Stenorhynchus seticornis. The male reproductive system was analyzed, and was described using light microscopy and histological and histochemical methods. The first pair of gonopods w...
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Knowledge of the critical points in larval stages is essential to evaluate the physiological state of the larvae in their natural environment. This study investigated the nutritional vulnerability index (NVI) of the first (ZI) and second (ZII) zoeal stages of Stenorhynchus seticornis. Zoeae were assigned to two experiments: (1) point of no return (...
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We examined the female reproductive system of the yellowline arrow crab Stenorhynchus seticornis by means of histological and histochemical techniques. Mature specimens obtained in the field were kept in the laboratory for mating experiments. After 24 h, newly mated females were dissected, and their reproductive trait routinely processed for embedd...
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The life cycle of the crab Callinectes danae is estuarine-dependent, and studies on aspects of their biology should also cover marine areas. The present study investigated the sexual maturity, as well as habitat preference by adults in different gonadal stages, and the crabs’ reproductive periodicity outside the estuary. Three bays on the subtropic...
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This study analysed the spatio-temporal distribution of Callinectes danae considering some environmental factors in three bays in Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil: Ubatumirim, Ubatuba and Mar Virado. Sampling was performed monthly (from January 1998 to December 1999) using a shrimp fishery boat provided with double rig nets. Six transects were establishe...
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The reproductive capacity of the swimming crab Callinectes danae Smith, 1869 was assessed based on the reproductive investment (RI) of ovigerous females and the gonadosomatic index (GI) of non-ovigerous adult females. Crabs were collected in June 2009 with a shrimp fishing boat at Ubatuba (23° 26′S 45° 02′W) São Paulo, Brazil. Overall, 191 adult fe...

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We are dealing with morphology of the reproductive traits in order to a better comprehension of their biological strategies, besides to study the modulating factors on reproduction in the Southwestern Atlantic region.