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A phylogeny of Vesiculariidae (Bryozoa, Ctenostomata) supports synonymization of three genera and reveals possible cryptic diversity
The results are discussed within the context of published morphological evidence and lead to the conclusion that Bowerbankia and Zoobotryon should be classified as junior subjective synonyms of Amathia. Expand
Cryptic species in the cosmopolitan Bugula neritina complex (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata)
Bayesian species delimitation analysis of a data set composed of two mitochondrial (COI and large ribosomal RNA subunit [16S]) and two nuclear genes demonstrated that Types S, D and N correspond to three biological species, which indicates that the Type N may also have been introduced widely. Expand
Three in one: fixing marine nematodes for ecological, molecular, and morphological studies
Test the performance of five fixatives for the preservation of estuarine and exclusively marine nematode assemblages for morphological, molecular, and ecological studies revealed that fixative performance for Morphological studies is habitat- and species-dependent. Expand
Identifying monophyletic groups within Bugula sensu lato (Bryozoa, Buguloidea)
The results suggest that the genus Bugula is composed of four clades, for which the authors provide diagnoses: Bugula sensu stricto (30 species), Bugulina (24 species), Crisularia (23 species) and the monotypic Virididentula gen. n. Expand
Nine New Species of Bugula Oken (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata) in Brazilian Shallow Waters
The results contribute to the morphological characterization and the knowledge of the species richness of the genus in the southwestern Atlantic (i.e., Brazil), through the description of new species in poorly sampled areas and also on the southeastern coast of that country. Expand
Lack of COI variation for Clavelina oblonga (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) in Brazil: Evidence for its human-mediated transportation?
The evidence, including the absence of C. oblonga in the country’s northern tropical waters, its association with artificial habitats and lack of COI variation suggest that the species has been introduced in the southeastern and southern Brazilian coasts. Expand
Molecular and morphological characterization of Amathia distans Busk and Amathia brasiliensis Busk (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata) from the tropical and subtropical Western Atlantic
The two species, originally described from material collected by the ‘Challenger’ expedition but synonymized by later authors, now have their status fixed by means of the selection of lectotypes, morphological observations and analyses of DNA sequences described here. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of Potamotrygonocotyle (Monogenea, Monocotylidae) challenges the validity of some of its species
Molecular phylogeny of Potamotrygonocotyle (Monogenea, Monocotylidae) challenges the validity of some of its species. Expand
Molecular data suggest the worldwide introduction of the bryozoan Amathia verticillata (Ctenostomata, Vesiculariidae)
The arborescent bryozoan Amathia verticillata (Delle Chiaje, 1822) can be found in both tropical and temperate waters but little is known on how natural dispersal and human-mediated transportExpand