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Giglio VJ, Luiz OJ, Chadwick NE, Ferreira CEL. 2017. Using an educational video-briefing to mitigate the ecological impacts
of scuba diving. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, doi: 10.1080/09669582.2017.1408636 PDF

Mazzei EF, Pinheiro HT, Morais RA, Floeter SR, Veras DP, Queiroz LV, Joyeux J-C, Ferreira CEL. 2017. Parrotfishes
of the genus Scarus in southwestern Atlantic oceanic reef environments: occasional pulse or initial colonization? Marine
Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-017-0827-8 PDF

Morais RA, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR. 2017. Spatial patterns of fish standing biomass across Brazilian reefs, Southwestern
Atlantic. Journal of Fish Biology, 91, 1642–1667. PDF | Press Release (English) | Press Release (Português) | Media

Lopes EM, Ferreira CEL, Ventura CR. 2017 Occurrence of the genus Pseudoboletia (Echinoidea:Toxopneustidade) in the
South-Western Atlantic: morphological and molecular approaches.  Rev. Biol. Trop. 65(1): 299 - 308. PDF

Eggertsen L, Ferreira CEL, Fountoura L, Kautsky N, Gullstrom M, Berkstrom C. 2017. Seaweed beds support more juvenile
reef fish than seagrass beds in a south-western Atlantic tropical seascape. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 196: 97-108. 

Calazans SHC, Walters LJ, Fernandes FC, Ferreira CEL, Hoffman EA. 2017. Genetic structure provides insights into the
geographic origins and temporal change in the invasive charru mussel (Sururu) in the southeastern United States.
PLOS One: 12(7): e0180619. PDF

Liedke AMR, Bonaldo RM, Segal B, Ferreira CEL, Nunes LT, Burigo AN, Buck S, Oliveira-Santos LGR, Floeter SR. 2017.
Resource partitioning by two syntopic sister species of butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae). Journal of the Marine Biological
Association of the United Kingdom, doi:10.1017/S0025315417001321 PDF

Giglio VJ, Luiz OJ, Barbosa MC, Ferreira CEL. 2017. Behaviour of recreational spearfishers and its impacts on corals. Aquatic
Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2797 PDF

Giglio VJ, Bender MG, Zapelini C, Ferreira CEL. 2017. The end of the line? Rapid depletion of a large-sized grouper through
spearfishing in a subtropical marginal reef. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.pecon.2017.03.006 PDF

Quimbayo JP, Nunes LT, Ozekoski R, Floeter SR, Morais RA, Fontoura L, Bonaldo RM, Ferreira CEL, Sazima I. 2017 Cleaning 
interactions at the only atoll in the South Atlantic. Environmental Biology of Fishes. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-017-0612-3. PDF |
Press release (Portuguese) | Media

Giglio VJ, Ternes MLF, Mendes TC, Cordeiro CAMM, Ferreira CEL. 2017. Anchoring damages to benthic organisms in a
subtropical scuba dive hotspot. Journal of Coastal Conservation 21(2): 311-316. PDF | PORTUGUESE VERSION

Giglio VJ, Ternes MLF, Barbosa MC, Cordeiro CAMM, Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL. 2017. Reef fish associations with sea urchins
in an Atlantic oceanic island. Marine Biodiversity. doi: 10.1007/s12526-017-0677-4 PDF

Morais R, Brown R, Bedard R, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Quimbayo JP, Rocha LA, Sazima I. 2016. Mob rulers and part-time
cleaners: two reef fish associations at the isolated Ascension Island. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United
Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315416001041 PDF

Tâmega FTS, Figueiredo MAO, Ferreira CEL, Bonaldo RM. 2016. Seaweed survival after consumption by the greenbeak
parrotfish, Scarus trispinosus. Coral Reefs 35:329–334.  PDF

Cassola GE, Pacheco MSC, Barbosa MC, Hansen DM, Ferreira CEL. 2016. Decline in abundance and health state of an
Atlantic subtropical gorgonian population. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104: 329–334. PDF

Liedke AMR, Barneche DR, Ferreira CEL, Segal B, Nunes LT, Burigo AP, Carvalho JA, Buck S, Bonaldo RM, Floeter SR.  
2016. Abundance, diet, foraging and nutritional condition of the banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon striatus) along the western
Atlantic. Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-015-2788-4 PDF

Cordeiro CAMM, Mendes TC, Harbone AR, Ferreira CEL. 2016. Spatial distribution of nominally herbivorous fishes across
environmental gradients on Brazilian rocky reefs. Journal of Fish Biology: 89, 939-958. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12849  PDF


Longo GO, Morais RA, Martine CDL, Mendes TC, Aued AW, Cândido DV, de Oliveira JC, Nunes LT, Fontoura L, Sissin MN,
Teschima MM, Silva MB, Ramlov F, Gouvea LP, Ferreira CEL, Segal B, Horta PA, Floeter SR. 2015. Between-Habitat Variation  
of Benthic Cover, Reef Fish Assemblage and Feeding Pressure on the Benthos at the Only Atoll in South Atlantic: Rocas
One 10(6): Atoll, NE Brazil. PLos e0127176.  PDF

Mendes TC, Cordeiro CAMM, Ferreira CEL. 2015. An experimental evaluation of macroalgal consumption and selectivity by
nominally herbivorousfishes on subtropical rocky reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 471: 146-152. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Luiz OJ, Floeter SR, Lucena MB, Barbosa MC, Rocha RC, Rocha LA. 2015. First Record of Invasive Lionfish
(Pterois volitans
) for the Brazilian Coast. PLos One. 10(4): e0123002.  PDF | News

Pinheiro HT, Mazzei E, Moura RL, Amado-Filho GM, Carvalho-Filho A, Braga AC, Costa PAS, Ferreira BP, Ferreira CEL,  
Floeter SR, Francini-Filho RB, Gasparini JL, Macieira RM, Martins AS, Olavo G, Pimentel CR, Rocha LA, Sazima I,
Simon T, Teixeira JB, Xavier LB & Joyeux J-C. 2015. Fish Biodiversity of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain,
Southwestern Atlantic: An Updated Database. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118180. PDF

Bernal MA, Floeter SR, Gaither MR, Longo GO, Morais R, Ferreira CEL, Vermeij M & Rocha LA. 2015. High prevalence of
dermal parasites among coral reef fishes of Curaçao. Marine Biodiversity. DOI 10.1007/s12526-015-0322-z. PDF

Luiz OJ, Mendes T, Berneche D, Ferreira CGW, Noguchi R, Villaça RC, Rangel CA, Gasparini JL, Ferreira CEL. 2015.
Community structure of reef fishes on a remote oceanic island (St. Peter and St. Paul´s Archipelago, equatorial Atlantic:
the influence of abiotic and ibiotic variables. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: 739-749. PDF

Vila-Nova DA, Ferreira CEL, Barbosa FG, Floeter SR. 2014. Reef fish hotspots as surrogates for marine conservation
in the Brazilian coast. Ocean & Coastal Management  102 - 88-93. PDF

Longo GO, Ferreira CEL & Floeter SR. 2014. Herbivory drives large-scale spatial variation in reef fish trophic interactions.
Ecology and Evolution 4(23): 4553–4566. PDF

Bender MG, Machado GR, Silva PJdA, Floeter SR, Monteiro-Netto C, Luiz OJ, Ferreira CEL. 2014. Local Ecological
Knowledge and Scientific Data Reveal Overexploitation by Multigear Artisanal Fisheries in the Southwestern Atlantic.
PLoS ONE 9(10): e11033. PDF

Cordeiro CAMM, Harborne AR, Ferreira CEL. 2014. Patterns of distribution and composition of sea urchin assemblages
on Brazilian subtropical rocky reefs. Mar Biol. vol. 161, 2221-2232. DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2500-0. PDF

Rogers R, Correal GO, Oliveira TC, Carvalho LL, Mazurek P, Barbosa JEM, Chequer L, Domingos TFS, Jandre KA,
Leão LSD, Moura LA, Occhioni GE, Oliveira VM, Silva ES, Cardoso AM, Costa AC, Ferreira CEL. 2014. Coral health
rapid assessment in marginal reef sites. Marine Biology Research, 10: 612-624. PDF

Freitas R, Luiz OJ, Silva PN, Floeter SR & Ferreira CEL. 2014. The occurrence of Sparisoma frondosum (Teloestei:
Labridae) in the Cape Verde Archipelago. Marine Biodiversity, 44: 173–179. PDF


Carvalho-Filho A & Ferreira CEL. 2013. A new species of dwarf sea bass, genus Serranus (Serranidae: Actinopterygii),
from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Neotropical Ichthyology, 11(4): 809-814. PDF

Bernardi G, Noguchi R, Anderson AB, Floeter SR & Ferreira CEL. 2013. Sargo Amarelo, a traditionally recognized
hybrid between two species of Brazilian reef fishes. Marine Biodiversity, 43: 255–256. PDF

Luiz OJ, Floeter SR, Rocha LA, Ferreira CEL. 2013. Perspectives for the lionfish invasion in the South Atlantic: Are
Brazilian reefs protected by the currents? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 485: 1–7. PDF

Bender MG, Floeter SR, Mayer F, Vila-Nova DA, Longo GO, Hanazaki N, Carvalho-Filho A & Ferreira CEL. 2013.
Biological attributes and major threats as predictors of species’ vulnerability: a case study with Brazilian reef fishes.
Oryx, 67: 345-360. PDF

Bender MG, Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL & Hanazaki N. 2012. Mismatches between global, national and local red lists
and their consequences for Brazilian reef fish conservation. Endangered Species Research, 18: 247–254. PDF

Nascimento SM, França JV, Gonçalves JEA & Ferreira CEL. 2012. Ostreopsis cf. ovata (Dinophyta) bloom in an
equatorial island of the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64: 1074–1078. PDF


Mendes TC, Mazzei RCB, Correal GO & Ferreira CEL. 2011. A new possible xcase of mimicry between two Brazilian
endemic reef fish. Marine Biodiversity Records, 4: e29. PDF

Pinheiro HT, Ferreira CEL, Joyeux J-C, Santos RG & Horta PA. 2011. Reef fish structure and distribution in a south-
western Atlantic Ocean tropical island. Journal of Fish Biology, 79: 1984–2006. PDF

Vila-Nova DA, Bender MG, Carvalho-Filho A, Ferreira CEL & Floeter SR. 2011. The Use of Non-reef Habitats by Brazilian
Reef Fish Species: Considerations for the Design of Marine Protected Areas. Natureza & Conservação, 9(1): 1-8. PDF

Zalmon IR, Krohling W & Ferreira CEL. 2011. Abundance and diversity patterns of the sessile macrobenthic community
associated with environmental gradients in Vitória Harbor, southeastern Brazil. Zoologia, 28(5): 641–652. PDF

López MS, Coutinho R, Ferreira CEL & Rilov G. (2010). Predator–prey interactions in a bioinvasion scenario: differential
predation by native predators on two exotic rocky intertidal bivalves. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 403: 101–112. PDF

Luiz OJ, Sazima I, Waib LF & Ferreira CEL. 2010. A honeymoon in Brazil: the spawning behavior of an exotic reef fish in
the western south Atlantic. Neotropical Ichthyology, 8(2):369-371. PDF


Luiz Jr OJ, Carvalho-Filho A, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Gasparini JL, Sazima I. 2008. The reef fish assemblage of the Laje de
Santos Marine State Park, Southwestern Atlantic: annotated checklist with comments on abundance, distribution, trophic
structure, symbiotic associations, and conservation. Zootaxa 1807: 1-25. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Luiz OJ, Feitoza BM, Ferreira CGW, Noguchi RC, Gasparini JL, Joyeux J.-C, Godoy EA, Rangel CA, Rocha LA,
Floeter SR & Carvalho-Filho A. 2009. Peixes recifais: síntese do atual conhecimento. In: Viana DL, Hazin FHV & Carvalho
MAS. (Eds.). O arquipélago de São Pedro e São Paulo: 10 anos de estação científica. Brasília: SECIRM: 244-250. PDF

Luiz OJ, Ferreira CEL & Rocha LA. 2009. Halichoeres sazimai, a new species of wrasse (Perciformes: Labridae) from the
Western South Atlantic. Zootaxa, 2092: 37–46. PDF

Mendes TC, Villaça RC & Ferreira CEL. 2009. Diet and trophic plasticity of an herbivorous blenny Scartella cristata of
subtropical rocky shores. Journal of Fish Biology, 75: 1816–1830. PDF

Carvalho-Filho A, Ferreira CEL & Craig M. 2009. A shallow water population of Pronotogrammus martinicensis
(Guichenot, 1868) (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiinae) from South-western Atlantic, Brazil. Zootaxa, 2228: 29–42. PDF

Barneche DR, Floeter SR, Ceccarelli DM, Frensel DMB, Dinslaken DF, Mário HFS & Ferreira CEL. 2009. Feeding
macroecology of territorial damselfishes (Perciformes: Pomacentridae). Marine Biology, 156: 289–299. PDF

Sampaio CLS, Carvalho-Filho A, Ferreira CEL, Feitoza BM, Floeter SR, Gasparini JL, Luiz O.J. & Rocha LA. 2009.
Guia de Identificação Ilustrado das Espécies de Peixes Endêmicas e Ameaçadas das Ilhas Oceânicas Brasileiras. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Junqueira AOR, Villac MC & Lopes RM. 2008. Marine Bioinvasions in the Brazilian Coast: Brief Report
on History of Events, Vectors, Ecology, Impacts and Management of Non-indigenous Species. In: Rilov G, Crooks
JA (Eds). Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems, 204: 459-478. PDF

Mendonça-Neto JP, Ferreira CEL, Chaves LCT & Pereira RC. 2008. Influence of Palythoa caribaeorum (Anthozoa,
Cnidaria) zonation on site-attached reef fishes. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 80(3): 495-513. PDF

Floeter SR, Rocha LA, Robertson DR; Joyeux JC, Smith-Vaniz WF, Wirtz P, Edwards AJ, Barreiros JP, Ferreira
CEL, Gasparini JL, Brito A, Falcón JM, Bowen BW, Bernardi G. 2008. Atlantic reef fish biogeography and evolution.
Journal of Biogeography, 35: 22-47. PDF


Floeter SR, Krohling W, Gasparini JL, Ferreira CEL & Zalmon IR. 2007. Reef fish community structure on coastal islands
of the southeastern Brazil: the influence of exposure and benthic cover. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 78:147–160. PDF

Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL. & Gasparini JL (2007). The Effects of Fishing and Protection through Marine Protection Areas:
Three Case Studies and Implications to Reef Fish Functional Groups in Brazil. In: Série Áreas Protegidas do Brasil. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Ferreira CGW, Rangel CA, Mendonça JP, Gerhardinger AC, Carvalho-Filho A, Godoy EA, Luiz OJ & Gasparini
JL. 2007. Peixes Recifais. In: Creed JC, Pires DO & Figueiredo MAO (Eds). Biodiversidade Marinha da Baía da Ilha Grande.

Wirtz P, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Frieke R, Gasparini JL, Iwamoto T, Rocha L, Sampaio CLS & Schliewen UK. 2007.
Coastal Fishes of São Tomé and Príncipe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean)—an update. Zootaxa, 1461: 1-23.

Floeter, SR, Halpern BS & Ferreira CEL. 2006. Effects of fishing and protection on Brazilian reef fishes. Biological
Conservation, 128: 391–402. PDF

Ferreira CEL. 2006. Sea urchins killed by toxic algae. JMBA Global Marine Environment 3: 22-23. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Gonçalves JEA & Coutinho R. 2006. Ship Hulls and Oil Platforms as Potential Vectors to Marine Species
Introduction. Journal of Coastal Research, 39: 1341 – 1346. PDF

Sampaio CLS, Carvalho-Filho A, Feitoza BM, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Gasparini JL, Rocha LA & Sazima I. 2006. Peixes
recifais endêmicos e ameaçados das Ilhas Oceânicas Brasileiras e do Complexo Recifal de Abrolhos. In: Valka RJA &
Castro JWA. (Eds). Ilhas Oceânicas Brasileiras da Pesquisa ao Manejo. PDF

Ferreira CEL. & Gonçalves JEA. 2006. Community structure and diet of roving herbivorous reef fishes in the Abrolhos
Archipelago, south-western Atlantic. Journal of Fish Biology, 69: 1533–1551. PDF

Sazima I & Ferreira CEL. 2006. A cocoon-producing parrotfish in the Southwestern Atlantic. Coral Reefs, 25: 212. PDF

Lages BG, Fleury BG, Ferreira CEL & Pereira RC. 2006. Chemical defense of an exotic coral as invasion strategy. Journal
of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 328: 127– 135. PDF


Floeter, S. R., M. D. Behrens, C. E. L. Ferreira, M. J. Paddack, and M. H. Horn. 2005. Geographical gradients of marine
herbivorous fishes: patterns and processes. Mar. Biol. 147:1435–1447. PDF

Ferreira CEL. 2005. The Status of Target Reef Fishes. In: Dutra GF, Allen GR, Werner T & McKenna SA. A Rapid Marine
Biodiversity Assessment of the Abrolhos Bank, Bahia, Brazil. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 38. Conservation
International. PDF

Gasparini JL, Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL & Sazima I. 2005. Marine Ornamental Trade in Brazil. Biodiversity and Conservation,
14: 2883–2899. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Gasparini JL, Carvalho-Filho A & Floeter SR. 2005. A recently extinct parrotfish species from Brazil.
Coral Reefs, 24: 128. PDF

Ferreira, C. E. L., Floeter, S. R., Gasparini, J. L., Ferreira, B. P., and Joyeux, J.C. (2004). Trophic structure patterns of
Brazilian reef fishes: a latitudinal comparison. Journal of Biogeography 31, 1093–1106. PDF

Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL, Dominici-Arosemena A & Zalmon IR. 2004. Latitudinal gradients in Atlantic reef fish
communities: trophic structure and spatial use patterns. Journal of Fish Biology, 64: 1680–1699. PDF

Luiz OJ, Floeter SR, Gasparini JL, Ferreira CEL & Wirtz P. 2004. The occurrence of Acanthurus monroviae (Perciformes:
Acanthuridae) in the south-western Atlantic. Journal of Fish Biology, 65 :1173–1179. PDF


Ferreira CEL. 2003. Non-indigenous corals at marginal sites. Coral Reefs, 22: 498. PDF

Joyeux J-C, Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL & Gasparini JL. 2003.Two letters on reef fish biogeography. Journal of
Biogeography, 30: 1457–1463. PDF


Ferreira CEL, Gonçalves JEA & Coutinho R. 2001. Community structure of fishes and habitat complexity on a tropical
rocky shore. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 61: 353–369. PDF

Floeter SR, Guimarães RZP, Rocha LA, Ferreira CEL, Rangel CA & Gasparini JL. 2001.Geographic variation in reef-fish
assemblages along the Brazilian coast. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 10: 423–431. PDF

Joyeux J-C, Floeter SR, Ferreira CEL & Gasparini JL. 2001. Biogeography of tropical reef fishes: the South Atlantic
puzzle. Journal of Biogeography, 28: 831-841. PDF


Ferreira CEL & Gonçalves JEA. 1999. The Unique Abrolhos Reef Formation (Brazil): need for specific management
strategies. Coral Reefs, 18: 352. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Gonçalves JEA, Coutinho R & Peret AC. 1998. Herbivory by the Dusky Damselfish Stegastes fuscus
(Cuvier, 1830) in a tropical rocky shore: effects on the benthic community. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology
and Ecology, 229: 241–264. PDF

Ferreira CEL, Peret AC & Coutinho R. 1998. Seasonal grazing rates and food processing by tropical herbivorous fishes.
Journal of Fish Biology, 53: 222–235. PDF