No Longer The Pristine Confines of the World Ocean: A Survey of Exotic Marine Species in the Southwestern Atlantic
- J. M. Orensanz, E. Schwindt, E. Vallarino
- Environmental ScienceBiological Invasions
- 1 March 2002
A comprehensive survey of existing knowledge about exotic marine organisms introduced to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, including coastal and shelf areas of Uruguay and Argentina, presents a comprehensive picture of recorded introductions and some prominent ecological consequences.
Unusual Environmental Conditions Preserve a Permian Mesosaur-Bearing Konservat-Lagerstätte from Uruguay
- G. Piñeiro, Alejandro Ramos, C. Goso, F. Scarabino, M. Laurin
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 1 June 2012
The environmental characterization of the Lower Permian mesosaur-bearing strata of the Mangrullo Formation (Paraná Basin, northeastern Uruguay) has been controversial. Historically, marine conditions…
Bivalve distribution in hydrographic regions in South America: historical overview and conservation
- D. Pereira, M. Mansur, C. Lasso
- Environmental ScienceHydrobiologia
- 1 October 2013
The lineage Veneroida was more representative in hydrographic regions that are poorer in species and located West of South America, and the Mycetopodidae and Hyriidae lineages were predominant in areas that are richest in species toward the East of the continent.
Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters.
- Otto M. Oliveira, Thaís P. Miranda, A. C. Marques
- 17 November 2016
This census compiled available records in the literature for medusozoan cnidarians and ctenophores of South America includes a synonymy list for South America, taxonomical remarks, notes on habit, and information on geographical occurrence.
Golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) distribution in the main hydrographical basins of Uruguay: update and predictions.
- E. Brugnoli, J. Clemente, Lucía Boccardi, A. Borthagaray, F. Scarabino
- Environmental ScienceAnais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
- 9 May 2005
The role of salinity as the main abiotic factor in limiting the east distribution of this mussel in Uruguayan coast of Rio de la Plata and as a potential determinant of the "new" colonization on the Atlantic and the Merin Lagoon Basins is dealt with.
Deep-water coral reefs from the Uruguayan outer shelf and slope
- A. Carranza, A. Recio, Grupo Miguel Oliver Uruguay 0110
- Environmental ScienceMarine Biodiversity
- 14 March 2012
We report the finding of monospecific scleractinian (i.e. Lophelia pertusa) reefs from the Uruguayan outer shelf and slope during an exploratory joint research cruise onboard the R/V ‘Miguel Oliver’…
Loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta (Linnaeus) preying on the invading gastropod Rapana venosa (Valenciennes) in the Río de la Plata Estuary
- A. Carranza, A. Estrades, F. Scarabino, Á. M. Segura
- Environmental Science
- 1 June 2011
It is suggested that the rapa whelk may constitute up to 100% of the diet for immature and mature loggerheads in the Rio de la Plata estuary (Uruguay), highlighting the plastic nature of the foraging behavior of loggerheads.
PYGOCEPHALOMORPH CRUSTACEANS FROM THE EARLY PERMIAN OF URUGUAY: CONSTRAINTS ON TAXONOMY
- G. Piñeiro, E. Morosi, Alejandro Ramos, F. Scarabino
- 30 April 2012
The study of the Uruguayan pygocephalomorphs revealed that taphonomy is an important constraint for the recognition of inferred autapomorphic characters, making difficult the taxonomic assignation of newly discovered specimens and the use of more complete diagnoses would provide a much-needed contribution to a better understanding of this extinct group of malacostracan crustaceans.
Membraniporopsis tubigera, an invasive bryozoan in sandy beaches of southern Brazil and Uruguay
- J. López Gappa, A. Carranza, N. Gianuca, F. Scarabino
- Environmental Science, GeologyBiological Invasions
- 1 May 2010
The massive irruption of the invasive bryozoan Membraniporopsis tubigera (Osburn) in sandy beaches of southern Brazil and Uruguay is reported and the chances that this invasion could proceed southwards in the Southwest Atlantic and the possible impacts that it may be causing are discussed.
Past and future of the marine bioinvasions along the Southwestern Atlantic
- E. Schwindt, J. Carlton, J. Orensanz, F. Scarabino, A. Bortolus
- Environmental ScienceAquatic Invasions
The first comprehensive survey of marine bioinvasions in the southern Southwest Atlantic Ocean published in 2002 is updated by providing a deep historical perspective of marine biological invasions as well as a full new review of introductions that have occurred over the past nearly two decades.