Journal Article

Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity

Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E.

Record Number:
2933
Year:
2016
Journal:
Biodiversity and Conservation
Pages:
1805-1828
Volume:
25
Abstract:
Subterranean ecosystems are among the most fragile and threatened worldwide. Among organisms living in the subterranean domain, source populations restricted to subterranean habitats are called troglobites, generally distinguished by sets of morphological, physiological, and ecological specializations. The singularities at both systemic (high dark and phylogenetic diversities) and species levels greatly contribute to regional and global biodiversity. However, good descriptive and interpretative knowledge about this diversity, which is important as a basis for effective conservation policies, is lacking especially for tropical areas. We describe and characterize Brazilian karst areas recognized as spots of high diversity of troglobites, highlighting particularly important cave systems. We considered not only taxonomic richness but also indicators of phylogenetic (e.g., presence of relictual taxa) and genetic diversities, the latter based on degree of specialization of individual species, i.e., accumulation of autapomorphies. For this, we used available literature and our own data, both published and unpublished. Only identifications validated by a taxonomist were considered, while all data based on parataxonomy were disregarded. We propose hypotheses based on models of origin of troglobites aiming to explain the differences between karst areas.
Times Cited:
10
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Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Trajano, E., Gallao, J.E. and Bichuette, M.E. (2016)
Spots of high biodiversity of troglobites in Brazil: the challenge of measuring subterranean diversity
Bichuette, M.E. and Trajano, E. (2017)
Biology and behavior of Eigenmannia vicentespelaea, a troglobitic electric fish from Brazil (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae): a comparison to the epigean species, E. trilineata, and the consequences of cave life
Tencatt, L.F.C. and Bichuette, M.E. (2017)
Aspidoras mephisto, new species: The first troglobitic Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from South America
Fernandez, L., Bize, J.A. and Lopez, H.L. (2017)
Peces subterráneos de Sudamérica
Ferraris, C.J., de Santana, C.D. and Vari, R.P. (2017)
Checklist of Gymnotiformes (Osteichthyes: Ostariophysi) and catalogue of primary types
Fortune, E., Andanar, N., Madhav, M., Jayakumar, R., Cowan, N., Bichuette, M.L. and Soares, D. (2017)
Differences in electromotor behaviors in blind electric cavefish and their surface relatives
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Bichuette, M.E., Gimenez, E.A., Arnone, I.S. and Trajano, E. (2018)
An important site for conservation of bats in Brazil: Passa Três cave, São Domingos karst area, with an updated checklist for Distrito Federal (DF) and Goiás state
Slobodian, V. and Pastana, M.N.L. (2018)
Description of a new Pimelodella (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) species with a discussion on the upper pectoral girdle homology of Siluriformes
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Slobodian, V. and Pastana, M.N.L. (2018)
Description of a new Pimelodella (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) species with a discussion on the upper pectoral girdle homology of Siluriformes
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Pupo, F.M. and Britto, M.R. (2018)
Comparative gross encephalon morphology in Callichthyidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Siluriformes)
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Lin, R., Ge, J., Tran, P., Alberto Perea, L., Toole, R. and Fok, M.P. (2018)
Biomimetic photonics: jamming avoidance system in Eigenmannia
Ricci, J.M.B.,Martinez, E.R.M., Butzge, A.J., Doretto, L.B., Oliveira, M.A., Bombardelli, R.A., Bogerd, J. and Nóbrega, R.H. (2018)
Characterization of vasa homolog in a neotropical catfish, Jundiá (Rhamdia quelen): Molecular cloning and expression analysis during embryonic and larval development
Mirande, J.M. (2018)
Morphology, molecules and the phylogeny of Characidae (Teleostei, Characiformes)
Gallão, J.E. and Bichuette M.E. (2018)
Brazilian obligatory subterranean fauna and threats to the hypogean environment
Scaglione, M.C., Cerutti, R.D., Arfuso, F. and Piccione, G. (2018)
Light and dark rations and the photic entrainment of circadian locomotor activity patterns in the South American Silver Catfish (Rhamdia quelen, Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Bichuette, M.E., Simões, L.B., Zepon, T., von Schimonsky, D.M. and Gallão, J.E. (2019)
Richness and taxonomic distinctness of cave invertebrates from the northeastern state of Goiás, central Brazil: a vulnerable and singular area
Roxo, F.F., Ochoa, L.E., Sabaj, M.H., Lujan, N.K., Covain, R., Silva, G.S.C., Melo, B.F., Albert, J.S., Chang, J., Foresti, F., Alfaro, M.E. and Oliveira, C. (2019)
Phylogenomic reappraisal of the Neotropical catfish family Loricariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) using ultraconserved elements
Soares, D., Andanar, N., Madhav, M., Jayakumar, R., Cowan, N., Bichuette, B. and Fortune, E.S. (2019)
Differences in electrosocial behavior in troglobitic and epigean Eigenmannia
Splendore de Borba, R., Mariotto, S., Centofante, L., Zawadzki C.H. and Parise-Maltempi, P.P. (2019)
Molecular discrimination of Ancistrus lineages (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) using barcode DNA tool
Splendore de Borba, R., Mariotto, S., Centofante, L., Zawadzki C.H. and Parise-Maltempi, P.P. (2019)
Molecular discrimination of Ancistrus lineages (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) using barcode DNA tool
Liu, A. Schneider, P. and Taylor,J. (2019)
Opsins in the dark. Characterising light sensitive genes in the Brazilian eyeless cavefish Phreatobius cisternarum
Mendes, I.S., Prosdocimi, F., Schomaker-Bastos, A., Furtado, C., Ferreira, R.L., .Pompeu, P.S. and Carvalho, D.C. (2019)
On the evolutionary origin of Neotropical cavefish Ancistrus cryptophthalmus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) based on the mitogenome and genetic structure of cave and surface populations
Mendes, I.S., Prosdocimi, F., Schomaker-Bastos, A., Furtado, C., Ferreira, R.L., .Pompeu, P.S. and Carvalho, D.C. (2019)
On the evolutionary origin of Neotropical cavefish Ancistrus cryptophthalmus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) based on the mitogenome and genetic structure of cave and surface populations
Peixoto, L.A.W. and Ohara, W.M. (2019)
A new species of Eigenmannia Jordan & Evermann (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from rio Tapajo´s, Brazil, with discussion on its species group and the myology within Eigenmanniinae
Fernandes, C.S., Batalha, M.A., Bichuette, M.E. (2019)
Dark diversity in the dark: a new approach to subterranean conservation
Pastana, M.N.L., Bockmann, F.A. and Datovo, A. (2019)
The cephalic lateral-line system of Characiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi): anatomy and phylogenetic implications
Koerber, S. and Reis, R.E. (2019)
The current situation of Rhamdia Bleeker, 1858 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) – Gather available information, define a zero point, and start all over again
Crampton, W.G.R. (2019)
Electroreception, electrogenesis and electric signal evolution
Fortune, E.S., Andanar, N., Madhav, M., Jayakumar, R., Cowan, N.J., Bichuette, M.E. and Soares, D. (2019)
Spooky interaction at a distance in cave and surface dwelling electric fishes
Mariluz, B.R. (2019)
A base molecular das adaptações visuais nos genes das opsinas de anableps Anableps e Phreatobius cisternarum através da análise de transcriptoma
Grempel, R.G., Trajano, E. and Visconti, M.A. (2020)
Regression of dark color in subterranean fishes involves multiple mechanisms: response to hormones and neurotransmitters
Grempel, R.G., Trajano, E. and Visconti, M.A. (2020)
Regression of dark color in subterranean fishes involves multiple mechanisms: response to hormones and neurotransmitters
Warren, M.L. and Burr, B.M. (2020)
Freshwater fished of North America. Volume 2 Characidae to Poeciliidae
Tencatt, L.F.C., Muriel-Cunha, J., Zuanon, J., Ferreira, M.F.C. and Britto, M.R. (2020)
A journey through the Amazon Middle Earth reveals Aspidoras azaghal (Siluriformes: Callichthyidae), a new species of armoured catfish from the rio Xingu basin, Brazil
Thomas, M.R. and Sabaj, M.H. (2020)
Heptapteridae: Seven-finned catfishes
Terán, G.E., Benitez, M.F. and Mirande, J.M. (2020)
Opening the Trojan horse: phylogeny of Astyanax, two new genera and resurrection of Psalidodon (Teleostei: Characidae)
Koerber, S. and Reis, R.E. (2020)
Evidence for the true type-locality of Rhamdia quelen (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae), and the geographical origin and invalid neotype designation of four of its synonyms
Perez, L.N., Mariluz, B.R., Lorena, J., Liu, A., Sousa, M.P., Martins, R.A.P., Taylor, J.S. and Schneider, P.N. (2020)
The subterranean catfish Phreatobius cisternarum provides insights into visual adaptations to the phreatic environment
Peixoto, L.A.W., Pastana, M.N.L. and Ballen, G.A. (2021)
New species of glass knifefish genus Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) with comments on the morphology and function of the enlarged cephalic lateral-line canals of Sternopygidae