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Mona Goharimanesh

Mona Goharimanesh

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Introduction
I am a Ph.D. graduate from FUM and UGent. My Ph.D. thesis centered on a joint project on the systematics and evolutionary morphology of brittle stars. I was also interested to know more about their locomotion and how their prehensile system works. My genuine interest resides in eco-evo-devo studies..

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Poster
Brittle stars are among the most active and fastest moving echinoderms. They have the ability to show complex locomotory behaviors and use their flexible arms to produce a coordinated movement. Despite the interest in their movement, little is known about the intra- and interspecies variation in arm flexibility and movement. We performed a two-dime...
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The arms in brittle stars are supported by a series of articulated vertebrae, allowing a wide range of motion, important for feeding and locomotion. This study provides a 3D geometric morphometric investigation of vertebral shape variation in relation to different functional and ecological aspects of ophiuroid lifestyles. Six segments within one ar...
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Ophiuroidea are one of the most diverse classes among extant echinoderms, characterized by their flexible arms composed of a series of ossicles called vertebrae, articulating with each other proximally and distally. Their arms show a wide range of motion, important for feeding and locomotion, associated with their epizoic and non-epizoic lifestyles...
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Brittle stars are one of the most diverse classes of echinoderms distributed worldwide in marine habitats. In this study, brittle stars were sampled by hand from the intertidal zone of the Persian Gulf's western part to the Oman Sea, from locations accessible without the need of a boat or diving equipment. Sampling time was set in the first days of...
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The file contains comparison of Xper2 and Xper3 with DELTA (CSIRO and ALA) platforms in providing conventional and interactive keys in taxonomy. The direct links to work with both platforms are also included.
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Ophiuroidea is the largest class among extant echinoderms, with over 2000 described species assigned to 33 families. Here, the first identification key to the recently revised classification was developed, and revised morphological descriptions were derived from it, expanding the previous short diagnoses. The key was built by analyzing internal and...
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Ophiuroidea is one of the most diverse classes among extant echinoderms. They occupy marine habitats, ranging from the poles to the equator, from intertidal reefs to hadal depths of at least 6,500 m. The brittle star’s arm includes a series of vertebral ossicles, each articulating with other proximally and distally. This articulated internal skele...
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The class Ophiuroidea is the largest taxon among extant echinoderms, with over 2000 described species. In this study, the first interactive identification key for type species of 33 families of Ophiuroidea was developed and revised taxonomic diagnoses are provided. The key was built by internal and external characters including at least two mutuall...
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Alcian blue binds to the proteoglycans components of the extracellular matrix in chondrocytes and turns the cartilage color to blue. Alizarin red stains free calcium and certain calcium compound to a red or light purple color. This procedure is a useful tool to study the skeletal development in several fish species and then to precociously diagnose...
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Hyomandibular is a paired and endochondral bone related to the upper part of the hyoid arch. Since it is present in very primitive to modern fishes, it is highly important in taxonomy. In this research, the early development of hyomandibular from one to 30 dph (day post hatching) has been studied. For this survey, 350 specimens of different ages we...
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Mouth of Some bony and cartilaginous fishes have been located in anterior part of their body while differs in sharks being in abdominal part over the evolutionary time period. According to the fact that the power producing by sharks causes a powerful preying in order to dismember the victims, we can examine this matter by two origins of energy. Fir...
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The mouths of some bony and cartilaginous fishes are located in the anterior part of their bodies, with a slight variation in sharks, which have theirs located in the abdominal part. This variation is evolutionary over time. The force exerted by the jaws of sharks in order to dismember their prey can be examined from two origins. The determined for...

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Our goal is to identify the intertidal species of ophiuroids in Oman sea/Persian Gulf (the Iranian coast) and understand the musculoskeletal system of the arms using micro CT and 3D modeling.