The research group Invertebrate Zoology was created in 1991 in the Biology Department, Exact and Natural Sciences Faculty (Mar del Plata University) with the aim of studying the natural history (sensu Bartholomew, 1984) of crustaceans and polychaete worms of brackish waters. At the beginning, the goal was to characterize the populational structure of several species of crabs and shrimps that inhabit Mar Chiquita lagoon, as Cyrtograpsus angulatus, Neohelice (=Chasmagnathus) granulata, Uca uruguayensis and Palaemonetes argentinus, and the invasive and reef-building polychaete Ficopomatus enigmaticus. Later, the focus was put on the reproductive and larval biology of the first two crab species, finding a larval export strategy from estuarine to marine waters and estimating fecundity and reproductive output. On the basis of the obtained knowledge, the effect of low salinities and temperatures on embryos, larvae and juveniles of N. granulata, C. angulatus and P. argentinus were experimentally studied, as well as pattern and processes associated with recruitment and survival of first juvenile stages. More recently, other crustacean species were included in the research projects, as the stone crab Platyxanthus crenulatus, the mud crab Panopeus meridionalis, the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi, the autochthonous alpheid shrimp Betaeus lilianae, the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus, the intertidal tanaid Tanais dulongii and several species of autochthonous and invasive amphipods. These projects included the reproductive and parental care behavior, mating systems, molt and growth, development of ovaries, osmoregulation of embryos and larvae, ecophysiology feeding and movements, and an interdisciplinary research of the relationships between predation on crabs by birds and crab neurobiology. In addition, the larval morphology of several crab species was described. Many of the studies were carried within the framework of detected latitudinal differences in life history traits, and the relationships among connectivity, larval migration, genetic differentiation and biogeography, and included sampling and experiments in Mar Chiquita and Bahía Blanca (Buenos Aires Province), San Antonio Oeste (Rio Negro Province) and San José Gulf (Chubut Province). The results were published in more than 100 papers in international specialized indexed journals. From 1991 to 2017 several Licenciature and 12 Doctorate Theses were finalized and international cooperative research projects were established with Germany, Spain and France.

Life history traits
Reproductive and larval biology
Ecophysiology of feeding and osmoregulation
Mating systems
Behavior

in marine, brackish water and freshwater crustaceans and other invertebrates, both autochthonous and invasive, with emphasis in temporal and spatial variability related with the ontogeny and biotic and abiotic environmental factors

Director
Dr. Eduardo Spivak
Bas, C., Nuñez, J., Spivak, E., & Luppi, T. (2019). Inter-population differences in feeding ecology under nitrogen-limited diets: Field growth and the role of cannibalism in limiting/improving reserve accumulation. Marine Ecology, 40(3), e12547. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12547
Rumbold, C., Obenat, S., Velazquez, S. N., Gancedo, B., & Spivak, E. (2018). Seasonal variation of peracarid assemblages in natural and artificial marine environments of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity, 48(4), 1743–1754. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0663-x
Ocampo, E. H., Luppi, T. A., Spivak, E. D., & Klaus, S. (2018). The ontogeny of the female reproductive system in the parasitic castrator pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: Implications for its mating system. Journal of Morphology, 279(4), 531–544. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20786
Farias, N. E., Spivak, E. D., & Luppi, T. A. (2017). Functional morphology of the female reproductive system of a crab with highly extensible seminal receptacles and extreme sperm storage capacity. Journal of Morphology, 278(7), 919–935. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20685
Ituarte, R. B., Lignot, J.-H., Charmantier, G., Spivak, E., & Lorin-Nebel, C. (2016). Immunolocalization and expression of Na+/K+-ATPase in embryos, early larval stages and adults of the freshwater shrimp Palaemonetes argentinus (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae). Cell and Tissue Research, 364(3), 527–541.
Farías, N., Luppi, T. A., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Habitat use, relative growth and size at maturity of the purple stone crab Platyxanthus crenulatus (Decapoda: Brachyura), calculated under different models. Scientia Marina, 78(4), 567–578.
Vázquez, M. G., Ituarte, R. B., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2013). Effects of temperature and salinity on the ovarian cycle and the embryonic development of the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 33(2), 218–223. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002128
Ituarte, R. B., D’Anatro, A., Luppi, T. A., Ribeiro, P. D., Spivak, E. D., Iribarne, O. O., & Lessa, E. P. (2012). Population structure of the SW Atlantic estuarine crab Neohelice granulata throughout its range: a genetic and morphometric study. Estuaries and Coasts, 35(5), 1249–1260.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Comparison of life history traits of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaididae) in natural and artificial marine environments of the south-western Atlantic. Helgoland Marine Research, 69(2), 231.
Bas, C., Luppi, T., & Spivak, E. (2016). Effect of different protein supply on growth of three populations of a crab adapted to low energy diets. Helgoland Marine Research, 70(1), 11.
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2016). Ontogeny of salinity tolerance in the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Caridea: Palaemonidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(2), 214–219.
Luppi, T., Bas, C., Casariego, A. M., Albano, M., Lancia, J., Kittlein, M., … Iribarne, O. (2012). The influence of habitat, season and tidal regime in the activity of the intertidal crab Neohelice (= Chasmagnathus) granulata. Helgoland Marine Research, 67(1), 1.
Rumbold, C., Lancia, J., Vázquez, G., Albano, M., Farias, N., Moyano, M. P. S., … Obenat, S. (2015). Morphological and genetic confirmation of Jassa slatteryi (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in a harbour of Argentina. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e37.
Lancia, J. P., Bas, C., & Spivak, E. (2014). Food manipulation and selection in the omnivorous grapsoid crab Neohelice granulata (Decapoda: Varunidae). Scientia Marina, 78(4), 529–536.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Morphometry and relative growth of populations of Tanais dulongii (Audoin, 1826)(Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in pristine and impacted marine environments of the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34(5), 581–592.
Giovagnoli, A., Ituarte, R. B., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Effects of removal from the mother and salinity on embryonic development of Palaemonetes argentinus (Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34(2), 174–181. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002225
Lancia, J. P., Fernández-Gimenez, A. V., Bas, C., & Spivak, E. (2012). Adaptive differences in digestive enzyme activity in the crab Neohelice granulata in relation to sex and habitat. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 32(6), 940–948. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002090
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2012). Life history of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in an intertidal flat in the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 32(6), 891–898. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002094
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., Kittlein, M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Effects of temperature and salinity on larval survival and development in the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Caridea: Palaemonidae) along the reproductive season. Journal of Sea Research, 99, 56–60. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110115000167
Ocampo, E. H., Spivak, E. D., Baeza, J. A., & Luppi, T. A. (2016). Ontogenetic changes in the external anatomy of the parasitic castrator crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: implications for the timing of host colonization and sexual behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bij.12854/full
Luppi, T. A., & Spivak, E. D. (2016). The larval development of the spider crab Rochinia gracilipes (Crustacea: Majoidea: Epialtidae: Pisinae) reared in the laboratory. Journal of Natural History, 50(31–32), 1983–2003. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2016.1190415
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., Leonardi, M. S., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Intersex in the gonochoristic crustacean Tanais dulongii (Audouin, 1826)(Peracarida: Tanaidacea: Tanaididae): a comparison of external reproductive characteristics. Journal of Natural History, 49(13–14), 775–788. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2014.981309
Researchers
Dra. Sandra Obenat
Farias, N. E., Goya, A. B., Schwindt, E., Obenat, S., Dhanji-Rapkova, M., & Turner, A. D. (2019). The invasive sea slug Pleurobranchaea maculata is a vector of two potent neurotoxins in coasts of Argentina. Marine Biology, 166(7), 82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3529-x
Rumbold, C., Obenat, S., Velazquez, S. N., Gancedo, B., & Spivak, E. (2018). Seasonal variation of peracarid assemblages in natural and artificial marine environments of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity, 48(4), 1743–1754. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0663-x
Rumbold, C., Meloni, M., Doti, B., Correa, N., Albano, M., Sylvester, F., & Obenat, S. (2018). Two new nonindigenous isopods in the Southwestern Atlantic: Simultaneous assessment of population status and shipping transport vector. Journal of Sea Research, 138, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.04.008
Albano, M. J., da Cunha Lana, P., Bremec, C., Elías, R., Martins, C. C., Venturini, N., … Obenat, S. (2013). Macrobenthos and multi-molecular markers as indicators of environmental contamination in a South American port (Mar del Plata, Southwest Atlantic). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 73(1), 102–114.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Comparison of life history traits of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaididae) in natural and artificial marine environments of the south-western Atlantic. Helgoland Marine Research, 69(2), 231.
Rumbold, C., Lancia, J., Vázquez, G., Albano, M., Farias, N., Moyano, M. P. S., … Obenat, S. (2015). Morphological and genetic confirmation of Jassa slatteryi (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in a harbour of Argentina. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e37.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Morphometry and relative growth of populations of Tanais dulongii (Audoin, 1826)(Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in pristine and impacted marine environments of the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34(5), 581–592.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2012). Life history of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in an intertidal flat in the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 32(6), 891–898. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002094
Rumbold, C. E., Barlett, T. R., Gavio, M. A., & Obenat, S. M. (2016). Population dynamics of two invasive amphipods in the Southwestern Atlantic: Monocorophium acherusicum and Ericthonius punctatus (Crustacea). Marine Biology Research, 12(3), 268–277. Retrieved from http://imarest.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17451000.2016.1142091
Farias, N. E., Wood, S. A., Obenat, S., & Schwindt, E. (2016). Genetic barcoding confirms the presence of the neurotoxic sea slug Pleurobranchaea maculata in southwestern Atlantic coast. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 43(3), 292–298. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2016.1159582
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., Leonardi, M. S., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Intersex in the gonochoristic crustacean Tanais dulongii (Audouin, 1826)(Peracarida: Tanaidacea: Tanaididae): a comparison of external reproductive characteristics. Journal of Natural History, 49(13–14), 775–788. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2014.981309
Farias, N. E., Obenat, S., & Goya, A. B. (2015). Outbreak of a neurotoxic side-gilled sea slug (Pleurobranchaea sp.) in Argentinian coasts. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 42(1), 51–56. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2014.990045
Dra. Claudia Bas
Bas, C., Nuñez, J., Spivak, E., & Luppi, T. (2019). Inter-population differences in feeding ecology under nitrogen-limited diets: Field growth and the role of cannibalism in limiting/improving reserve accumulation. Marine Ecology, 40(3), e12547. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12547
Vázquez, M. G., Ituarte, R. B., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2013). Effects of temperature and salinity on the ovarian cycle and the embryonic development of the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 33(2), 218–223. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002128
Dr. Tomás Luppi
Bas, C., Nuñez, J., Spivak, E., & Luppi, T. (2019). Inter-population differences in feeding ecology under nitrogen-limited diets: Field growth and the role of cannibalism in limiting/improving reserve accumulation. Marine Ecology, 40(3), e12547. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12547
Bruschetti, C. M., Addino, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Effects of nutrient enrichment and grazing by an invasive filter feeder on phytoplankton biomass in a South West Atlantic coastal lagoon. Biological Invasions, 20(8), 2245–2256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1699-y
Nuñez, J. D., Ribeiro, P. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2018). Neohelice granulata burrow fidelity behaviour related to landscape heterogeneity. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0518-2
Ocampo, E. H., Luppi, T. A., Spivak, E. D., & Klaus, S. (2018). The ontogeny of the female reproductive system in the parasitic castrator pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: Implications for its mating system. Journal of Morphology, 279(4), 531–544. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20786
Farias, N. E., Spivak, E. D., & Luppi, T. A. (2017). Functional morphology of the female reproductive system of a crab with highly extensible seminal receptacles and extreme sperm storage capacity. Journal of Morphology, 278(7), 919–935. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20685
Sal Moyano, M. P., Luppi, T., Medesani, D. A., McLay, C. L., & Rodríguez, E. M. (2017). Hard-shell mating in Neohelice granulata: the role of ecdysone in female receptivity and mate attraction. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 203(3), 233–243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-017-1159-7
Farías, N., Luppi, T. A., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Habitat use, relative growth and size at maturity of the purple stone crab Platyxanthus crenulatus (Decapoda: Brachyura), calculated under different models. Scientia Marina, 78(4), 567–578.
Sal Moyano, M. P., Gavio, M. A., & Luppi, T. (2016). Different sperm allocation strategies in two populations of the semiterrestrial crab Neohelice granulata (Brachyura, Grapsoidea, Varunidae). Marine Ecology, 37(4), 737–749.
Sal Moyano, M. P., Gavio, M., & Luppi, T. (2012). Mating system of the burrowing crab Neohelice granulata (Brachyura: Varunidae) in two contrasting environments: effect of burrow architecture. Marine Biology, 159(7), 1403–1416.
Sal Moyano, M. P., Luppi, T., Gavio, M. A., Vallina, M., & McLay, C. (2012). Receptivity of female Neohelice granulata (Brachyura, Varunidae): different strategies to maximize their reproductive success in contrasting habitats. Helgoland Marine Research, 66(4), 661.
Ituarte, R. B., D’Anatro, A., Luppi, T. A., Ribeiro, P. D., Spivak, E. D., Iribarne, O. O., & Lessa, E. P. (2012). Population structure of the SW Atlantic estuarine crab Neohelice granulata throughout its range: a genetic and morphometric study. Estuaries and Coasts, 35(5), 1249–1260.
Bruschetti, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Effect of an invasive filter-feeder on the zooplankton assemblage in a coastal lagoon. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(06), 1201–1210.
Bas, C., Luppi, T., & Spivak, E. (2016). Effect of different protein supply on growth of three populations of a crab adapted to low energy diets. Helgoland Marine Research, 70(1), 11.
Sal Moyano, M. P., Gavio, M. A., McLay, C. L., & Luppi, T. (2015). Variation in the post-copulatory guarding behavior of Neohelice granulata (Brachyura, Grapsoidea, Varunidae) in two different habitats. Marine Ecology, 36(4), 1185–1194.
Luppi, T., Bas, C., Casariego, A. M., Albano, M., Lancia, J., Kittlein, M., … Iribarne, O. (2012). The influence of habitat, season and tidal regime in the activity of the intertidal crab Neohelice (= Chasmagnathus) granulata. Helgoland Marine Research, 67(1), 1.
Sánchez Vuichard, G., Farías, N., & Luppi, T. (2013). Hatching and larval export of the intertidal crab Neohelice granulata in Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon, Argentina. Iheringia. Série Zoologia, 103(2), 124–133. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0073-47212013000200007&script=sci_arttext
Sal Moyano, M. P., Silva, P., Luppi, T., & Gavio, M. A. (2014). Female mate choice by chemical signals in a semi-terrestrial crab. Journal of Sea Research, 85, 300–307. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110113001160
Moyano, M. P. S., Gavio, M. A., McLay, C. L., & Luppi, T. (2014). Habitat-related differences in the pre-copulatory guarding and copulation behavior of Neohelice granulata (Brachyura, Grapsoidea, Varunidae). Journal of Sea Research, 87, 8–16. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110113002438
Camiolo, M. D., & Luppi, T. A. (2016). Habitat and life’s story of Pachychelles laevidactylus (Crustacea, Anomura, Porcellanidae) in the rocky shore of Mar del Plata, Argentina. Iheringia. Série Zoologia, 106. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0073-47212016000100215&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es
Sal Moyano, M. P., Lorusso, M., Nuñez, J., Ribeiro, P., Gavio, M. A., & Luppi, T. (2016). Male size-dependent dominance for burrow holding in the semiterrestrial crab Neohelice granulata: multiple tactics used by intermediate-sized males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(9), 1497–1505. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-016-2158-3
Ocampo, E. H., Spivak, E. D., Baeza, J. A., & Luppi, T. A. (2016). Ontogenetic changes in the external anatomy of the parasitic castrator crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: implications for the timing of host colonization and sexual behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bij.12854/full
Luppi, T. A., & Spivak, E. D. (2016). The larval development of the spider crab Rochinia gracilipes (Crustacea: Majoidea: Epialtidae: Pisinae) reared in the laboratory. Journal of Natural History, 50(31–32), 1983–2003. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2016.1190415
Ocampo, E. H., Farías, N. E., & Luppi, T. A. (2014). New record of the deep-sea crab Ethusina abyssicola from the Mar del Plata Canyon, Argentina. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 41(3), 218–221. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2014.927773
Farias, N. E., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2015). On the presence of the deep-sea blind lobster Stereomastis suhmi (Decapoda: Polychelidae) in Southwestern Atlantic waters and its circum-Antarctic distribution. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 42(2), 119–125. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2015.1013041
Dra. Romina Ituarte
Gancedo, B. J., & Ituarte, R. B. (2018). Responses to chemical cues indicative of predation risk by the freshwater shrimp Palaemon argentinus (Nobili, 1901) (Caridea: Palaemonidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 38(1), 8–12. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/rux106
Ituarte, R. B., Lignot, J.-H., Charmantier, G., Spivak, E., & Lorin-Nebel, C. (2016). Immunolocalization and expression of Na+/K+-ATPase in embryos, early larval stages and adults of the freshwater shrimp Palaemonetes argentinus (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae). Cell and Tissue Research, 364(3), 527–541.
Vázquez, M. G., Ituarte, R. B., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2013). Effects of temperature and salinity on the ovarian cycle and the embryonic development of the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 33(2), 218–223. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002128
Ituarte, R. B., D’Anatro, A., Luppi, T. A., Ribeiro, P. D., Spivak, E. D., Iribarne, O. O., & Lessa, E. P. (2012). Population structure of the SW Atlantic estuarine crab Neohelice granulata throughout its range: a genetic and morphometric study. Estuaries and Coasts, 35(5), 1249–1260.
Giovagnoli, A., Ituarte, R. B., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Effects of removal from the mother and salinity on embryonic development of Palaemonetes argentinus (Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34(2), 174–181. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002225
Dra. Guadalupe Vázquez
Vázquez, M. G., Ituarte, R. B., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2013). Effects of temperature and salinity on the ovarian cycle and the embryonic development of the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 33(2), 218–223. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002128
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., & Spivak, E. D. (2016). Ontogeny of salinity tolerance in the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Caridea: Palaemonidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(2), 214–219.
Rumbold, C., Lancia, J., Vázquez, G., Albano, M., Farias, N., Moyano, M. P. S., … Obenat, S. (2015). Morphological and genetic confirmation of Jassa slatteryi (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in a harbour of Argentina. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e37.
Vázquez, M. G., Bas, C. C., Kittlein, M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Effects of temperature and salinity on larval survival and development in the invasive shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus (Caridea: Palaemonidae) along the reproductive season. Journal of Sea Research, 99, 56–60. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110115000167
Dr. Jesus Nuñez
Bas, C., Nuñez, J., Spivak, E., & Luppi, T. (2019). Inter-population differences in feeding ecology under nitrogen-limited diets: Field growth and the role of cannibalism in limiting/improving reserve accumulation. Marine Ecology, 40(3), e12547. https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12547
Sbragaglia, V., Nuñez, J. D., Dominoni, D., Coco, S., Fanelli, E., Azzurro, E., … Aguzzi, J. (2019). Annual rhythms of temporal niche partitioning in the Sparidae family are correlated to different environmental variables. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1708. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37954-0
Nuñez, J. D., Ribeiro, P. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2018). Neohelice granulata burrow fidelity behaviour related to landscape heterogeneity. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0518-2
Nuñez, J. D., Fernández Iriarte, P., Ocampo, E. H., Madrid, E., & Cledón, M. (2018). Genetic and morpho-physiological differentiation in a limpet population across an intertidal gradient. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0519-1
Nuñez, J., Fernández Iriarte, P., Ocampo, E., Iudica, C., & Cledón, M. (2015). Deep phylogeographic divergence among populations of limpet Siphonaria lessoni on the east and west coasts of South America. Marine Biology, 162(3), 595–605.
Nuñez, J. D., Laitano, M. V., Meretta, P. E., & Ocampo, E. H. (2014). Burrowing behavior of an infaunal clam species after siphon nipping. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 459, 45–50.
Cledón, M., Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Sigwart, J. D. (2015). Sexual traits plasticity of the potentially invasive limpet Bostrycapulus odites (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) within its natural distribution in South America. Marine Ecology.
Ribeiro, P. D., Christy, J. H., Nuñez, J. D., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Hood-building dynamics and mating mode in the temperate fiddler crab Uca uruguayensis Nobili, 1901. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(4), 507–514.
Nuñez, J., Sbragaglia, V., García, J. A., Company, J., & Aguzzi, J. (2016). First laboratory insight on the behavioral rhythms of the bathyal crab Geryon longipes. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 116, 165–173.
Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Cledón, M. (2014). A geographic comparison of the resting site fidelity behaviour in an intertidal limpet: Correlation with biological and physical factors. Journal of Sea Research, 89, 23–29.
Laitano, M. V., Nuñez, J. D., & Cledón, M. (2013). Shell alterations in the limpet Bostrycapulus odites: A bioindicator of harbour pollution and mine residuals. Ecological Indicators, 34, 345–351. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X13002276
Ocampo, E. H., Nuñez, J. D., Cledón, M., & Robles, R. (2012). New record of calyptraeid hosts for the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi (Fenucci, 1975)(Decapoda, Pinnotheridae) in Argentina. Crustaceana, 85(12–13), 1463–1474. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156854012x651682
Sal Moyano, M. P., Lorusso, M., Nuñez, J., Ribeiro, P., Gavio, M. A., & Luppi, T. (2016). Male size-dependent dominance for burrow holding in the semiterrestrial crab Neohelice granulata: multiple tactics used by intermediate-sized males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(9), 1497–1505. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-016-2158-3
Ocampo, E. H., Nuñez, J. D., Cledón, M., & Baeza, J. A. (2012). Host-specific reproductive benefits, host selection behavior and host use pattern of the pinnotherid crab Calyptraeotheres garthi. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 429, 36–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098112002298
Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., Chiaradia, N. M., Morsan, E., & Cledón, M. (2013). The effect of temperature on the inhalant siphon regeneration of Amiantis purpurata (Lamarck, 1818)(Bivalvia; Veneridae). Marine Biology Research, 9(2), 189–197. Retrieved from http://imarest.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17451000.2012.707323
Dr. Emiliano Ocampo
Nuñez, J. D., Ribeiro, P. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2018). Neohelice granulata burrow fidelity behaviour related to landscape heterogeneity. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0518-2
Nuñez, J. D., Fernández Iriarte, P., Ocampo, E. H., Madrid, E., & Cledón, M. (2018). Genetic and morpho-physiological differentiation in a limpet population across an intertidal gradient. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0519-1
Ocampo, E. H., Luppi, T. A., Spivak, E. D., & Klaus, S. (2018). The ontogeny of the female reproductive system in the parasitic castrator pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: Implications for its mating system. Journal of Morphology, 279(4), 531–544. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20786
Nuñez, J., Fernández Iriarte, P., Ocampo, E., Iudica, C., & Cledón, M. (2015). Deep phylogeographic divergence among populations of limpet Siphonaria lessoni on the east and west coasts of South America. Marine Biology, 162(3), 595–605.
Nuñez, J. D., Laitano, M. V., Meretta, P. E., & Ocampo, E. H. (2014). Burrowing behavior of an infaunal clam species after siphon nipping. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 459, 45–50.
Cledón, M., Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Sigwart, J. D. (2015). Sexual traits plasticity of the potentially invasive limpet Bostrycapulus odites (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) within its natural distribution in South America. Marine Ecology.
Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Cledón, M. (2014). A geographic comparison of the resting site fidelity behaviour in an intertidal limpet: Correlation with biological and physical factors. Journal of Sea Research, 89, 23–29.
Ocampo, E. H., Nuñez, J. D., Cledón, M., & Robles, R. (2012). New record of calyptraeid hosts for the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi (Fenucci, 1975)(Decapoda, Pinnotheridae) in Argentina. Crustaceana, 85(12–13), 1463–1474. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156854012x651682
Ocampo, E. H., Nuñez, J. D., Cledón, M., & Baeza, J. A. (2012). Host-specific reproductive benefits, host selection behavior and host use pattern of the pinnotherid crab Calyptraeotheres garthi. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 429, 36–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098112002298
Ocampo, E. H., Spivak, E. D., Baeza, J. A., & Luppi, T. A. (2016). Ontogenetic changes in the external anatomy of the parasitic castrator crab Calyptraeotheres garthi: implications for the timing of host colonization and sexual behaviour. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bij.12854/full
Ocampo, E. H., Farías, N. E., & Luppi, T. A. (2014). New record of the deep-sea crab Ethusina abyssicola from the Mar del Plata Canyon, Argentina. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 41(3), 218–221. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2014.927773
Farias, N. E., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2015). On the presence of the deep-sea blind lobster Stereomastis suhmi (Decapoda: Polychelidae) in Southwestern Atlantic waters and its circum-Antarctic distribution. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 42(2), 119–125. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03014223.2015.1013041
Nuñez, J. D., Ocampo, E. H., Chiaradia, N. M., Morsan, E., & Cledón, M. (2013). The effect of temperature on the inhalant siphon regeneration of Amiantis purpurata (Lamarck, 1818)(Bivalvia; Veneridae). Marine Biology Research, 9(2), 189–197. Retrieved from http://imarest.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17451000.2012.707323
Dr. Carlos Rumbold
Rumbold, C. E. (en prensa). Life history of peracarid species in South-western Atlantic: Comparison of population traits between native and exotic species. Austral Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12761
Rumbold, C., Obenat, S., Velazquez, S. N., Gancedo, B., & Spivak, E. (2018). Seasonal variation of peracarid assemblages in natural and artificial marine environments of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Marine Biodiversity, 48(4), 1743–1754. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0663-x
Rumbold, C., Meloni, M., Doti, B., Correa, N., Albano, M., Sylvester, F., & Obenat, S. (2018). Two new nonindigenous isopods in the Southwestern Atlantic: Simultaneous assessment of population status and shipping transport vector. Journal of Sea Research, 138, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.04.008
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Comparison of life history traits of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaididae) in natural and artificial marine environments of the south-western Atlantic. Helgoland Marine Research, 69(2), 231.
Rumbold, C., Lancia, J., Vázquez, G., Albano, M., Farias, N., Moyano, M. P. S., … Obenat, S. (2015). Morphological and genetic confirmation of Jassa slatteryi (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in a harbour of Argentina. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8, e37.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2014). Morphometry and relative growth of populations of Tanais dulongii (Audoin, 1826)(Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in pristine and impacted marine environments of the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34(5), 581–592.
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., & Spivak, E. D. (2012). Life history of Tanais dulongii (Tanaidacea: Tanaidae) in an intertidal flat in the southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 32(6), 891–898. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/1937240x-00002094
Rumbold, C. E., Barlett, T. R., Gavio, M. A., & Obenat, S. M. (2016). Population dynamics of two invasive amphipods in the Southwestern Atlantic: Monocorophium acherusicum and Ericthonius punctatus (Crustacea). Marine Biology Research, 12(3), 268–277. Retrieved from http://imarest.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17451000.2016.1142091
Rumbold, C. E., Obenat, S. M., Leonardi, M. S., & Spivak, E. D. (2015). Intersex in the gonochoristic crustacean Tanais dulongii (Audouin, 1826)(Peracarida: Tanaidacea: Tanaididae): a comparison of external reproductive characteristics. Journal of Natural History, 49(13–14), 775–788. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222933.2014.981309