Sara Dallarés

Sara Dallarés
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Department of Animal Biology, Vegetal Biology and Ecology

Ph. D.

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Introduction
Sara Dallarés currently works at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Sara does research in Parasitology and Marine Biology.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • PostDoc Position
October 2017 - October 2019
Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2017 - July 2017
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
July 2013 - January 2017
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Marine Parasitology
October 2012 - July 2013
September 2007 - June 2012

Publications

Publications (38)
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Current knowledge about deep-sea parasites is limited and the data shedding light on population differentiation at host, geographical or bathymetric scales are scarce. Here, we applied an integrative taxonomic approach to the identification of metazoan parasites in a large sample of deep-sea fish species from the Western Mediterranean and assessed...
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Plastic pollution has increased worldwide and specially in the oceans, where it turns out to be a concerning threat regarding marine wildlife. Previous research has reported plastic ingestion in the small spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) as a common occurrence, probably due to its benthic nature and feeding behaviour. S. canicula is one of...
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The European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) is a small pelagic fish with an outstanding commercial value supporting important fisheries and is a key component of pelagic ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea. Progressive reductions in the population size of this species has been observed in the Mediterranean Sea during recent decades, accompanied b...
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The present study provides a baseline assessment of the prevalence and densities of splenic melanomacrophage centres (MMCs) in 18 fish species from the NW Mediterranean Sea related to spatiotemporal and environmental factors and fish traits. Their correlation with other established health indicators, such as body condition indices (condition factor...
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We make new morphological observations not previously reported for the old acanthocepha-lan Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus (Pallas, 1781) Travassos, 1917, described for the first time about 240 years ago. Our specimens were collected from the wild boar, Sus scrofa Linn., in Ukraine in 2005. We provide comparative morphometrics with other populati...
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Deep-sea habitats are home for a variety of yet poorly known fish species, some of which display specialized life strategies, as is the case of Bythitidae and Zoarcidae. With the purpose of elucidating biological and ecological aspects of representatives of these families in NW Mediterranean waters, a large dataset based on 599 specimens of Cataety...
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A number of variable descriptive accounts of Aspersentis megarhynchus (von Linstow, 1892) Golvan, 1960 have been reported from specimens collected from many species of fish in various locations off Antarctic islands. We have described a new population from Notothenia coriiceps Richardson (Nototheniidae) off Galindez Island, West Antarctica, and fea...
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PurposeEchinorhynchus gadi is one of the most widely distributed and commonly described acanthocephalans in marine fishes throughout the world. We provide a detailed morphometric and molecular description of a distinct Alaska population collected from the Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis Schmidt (Pleuronectidae) compared to those from other...
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In fish, the study of cholinesterases (ChEs) and carboxylesterases (CEs), apart from their involvement in neural activity and xenobiotic metabolism, respectively, requires to be further explored. The European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) was the fish model used to characterise B-esterases in several matrices and organs, as well as to assess the...
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Centrorhynchus globocaudatus (Zeder, 1800) Lühe, 1911 (Centrorhynchidae) was reported in birds of prey. Our population from Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus (Falconidae) and Buteo buteo Linnaeus (Accipitridae) in northern Italy was morphologically distinct from others described elsewhere. The worms are elongate and cylindrical. Proboscis long, apically t...
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Rhadinorhynchus hiansi Soota and Bhattacharya, 1981 , has remained unknown since its original incomplete description from 2 male specimens collected from the flat needlefish Ablennes hians Valenciennes (Belonidae) off Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Recent collections of fishes along the Pacific coast of Vietnam in 2016 and 2017 produced many specimens...
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Fipronil is a phenylpyrazole insecticide widely used to control pests in agriculture even though evidence of harmful side effects in non-target species has been reported. A comprehensive study on the effects of dietary administration of Regent®800WG (80 % fipronil) in European sea bass juveniles was carried out under two temperature regimes: a) nat...
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We explored the relationships between features of host species and their environment, and the diversity, composition and structure of parasite faunas and communities using a large taxonomically consistent dataset of host-parasite associations and host-prey associations, and original environmental and host trait data (diet, trophic level, population...
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Rhadinorhynchus laterospinosus Amin, Heckmann & Ha, 2011 (Rhadinorhynchidae) was described from a single female collected from a trigger fish, Balistes sp. (Balistidae) from the northern Pacific coast of Vietnam in Halong Bay, Gulf of Tonkin. More recent collections of fishes in 2016 and 2017 revealed wider host and geographical distributions. We r...
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The species diversity of Lepidapedon Stafford, 1904 (Lepidapediae) in the Western Mediterranean was assessed based on samples from five deep-sea gadiform fishes collected between the Balearic Islands and the Catalonian coast of Spain: Lepidion lepidion (Risso) and Mora moro (Risso) (both Moridae); Coelorinchus mediterraneus Iwamoto & Ungaro and Tra...
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Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate, OST) is an antiviral drug used for the pandemic treatment of avian influenza but few data are available regarding its toxicity. It should be noted that acute adverse responses are not likely to occur due to low environmental presence of this drug. Nonetheless, water concentration levels of this compound may reach th...
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Bivalves have proved to be useful bioindicators for environmental pollution. In the present study, mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), cockles (Cerastoderma edule), and razor shells (Solen marginatus) were collected in the Ebro Delta, an extensive area devoted to rice farming and affected by pesticide pollution, from April to July, the heaviest ri...
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Hamaticolax juanji n. sp. is described from specimens collected from the blackbelly rosefish Helicolenus dactylopterus Delaroche 1809 (Scorpaeniformes: Sebastidae). It is the second Hamaticolax species described and reported from the Mediterranean Sea, after Ha. resupinus Pérez-i-García, Carrassón and Boxshall, 2017. It is distinguished from Ha. re...
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Melano-macrophage centres (MMC) have been proposed as potential indicators of stressful conditions in aquatic environments, specifically as potential monitors of fish health. The increased incidence of these centres has been related not only to anthropogenic impacts, but also to other natural processes or stressors such as ageing, food scarcity or...
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The parasite communities of Scyliorhinus canicula and Galeus melastomus are studied for the first time in the Mediterranean. Their seasonal and geographical variations, and their relationship with environmental and fish biological data were tested. The parasite communities of both sharks were characterized by low richness and diversity, and high do...
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The parasite communities of sharks have been largely neglected despite the ecological importance and vulnerability of this group of fishes. The main goal of the present study is to describe the parasite communities of three deep-dwelling shark species in the NW Mediterranean. A total of 120 specimens of Galeus melastomus, 11 Etmopterus spinax and 1...
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The greater forkbeard Phycis blennoides is a benthopelagic fish distributed in the Mediterranean and NE Atlantic. The main goal of this study is to describe the complete parasite community of this species, which is at present unknown. A total of 188 specimens of P. blennoides were captured in the Balearic Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea) at 550–1,250 m d...
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The family Sphyriocephalidae Pintner, 1913, which comprises the genera Hepatoxylon Bosc, 1811, Sphyriocephalus Pintner, 1913 and Heterosphyriocephalus Palm, 2004, is revised from newly-collected and museum material. Heterosphyriocephalus encarnae n. sp. is described from the pelagic thresher, Alopias pelagicus Nakamura (Lamniformes: Alopiidae) coll...
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New morphological, molecular and ecological data for Ditrachybothridium macrocephalum Rees, 1959 (Cestoda: Diphyllidea) are presented and discussed based on specimens recovered from the blackmouth catshark Galeus melastomus Rafinesque (Scyliorhinidae) in the Western Mediterranean. A redescription of the plerocercus of this parasite is provided and...
Conference Paper
Despite their importance and vulnerability, deep-dwelling elasmobranchs are still poorly understood. In this context, this study aims to perform a parasitological survey of the blackmouth catshark Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810 in deep waters of the north-western Mediterranean Sea describing variability on the parasite community between host ma...
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Bathycreadium brayi n. sp. is described based on specimens collected from the deep-sea greater forkbeard Phycis blennoides (Brünnich) (Gadiformes: Phycidae) in the Western Mediterranean. The new species is distinguished from B. flexicolle Kabata, 1961, B. elongata (Maillard, 1970) and B. nanaflexicolle Dronen, Rubec & Underwood, 1977 by the much sm...
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In a study of the parasites of the deep-sea fish Mora moro (Risso) (Gadiformes: Moridae) off the Mediterranean coasts of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands (Spain), we were able to distinguish two morphs of specimens belonging to Lepidapedon Stafford, 1904 (Digenea: Lepidapedidae). This material is herein described and illustrated. Comparative sequ...
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Hi! Please, could anyone recommend an alternative medium to Canada balsam for mounting parasites and other invertebrates? I am looking for something non-toxic, that dries fast and that does not yellow with time.
Thank you!

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The main goals of SOMPESCA are to: - promote an innovative fishing through collaboration and knowledge transfer between scientists and fishermen. - add value to the product of the Catalan sea through the knowledge of the health status of the marine resources