Benthic Estuarine Assemblages of the Southeastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion (SBME)

  • Paulo da Cunha LanaEmail author
  • Ronaldo Christofoletti
  • João Bosco Gusmão Jr
  • Thayanne Lima Barros
  • Daphne Spier
  • Tânia Marcia Costa
  • Abílio Soares Gomes
  • Cinthya Simone Gomes dos Santos
Part of the Brazilian Marine Biodiversity book series (BMB)


We assess the current knowledge of the benthic assemblages in the Southeastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion (SBME), which extends for approximately 1200 km of coastline and includes seven major estuarine systems from Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro to Babitonga Bay (or São Francisco do Sul) in Santa Catarina. The high ecosystem diversity of SBME putatively accounts for the high levels of endemism of the regional marine invertebrate fauna. However, until more taxonomical and biogeographical evidence is available, the SBME should be treated as a working biogeographical hypothesis rather than a cohesive unit identified by endemic fauna. As a consequence of urban, agricultural, and industrial development, the coastal areas from the SBME have been the most altered in the country over the last 500 years. Some of the largest cities and busiest harbors of the country are in or near the regional estuarine areas. The rapid environmental changes over the last several decades do not allow for the assessment if current similarities and dissimilarities in the benthic assemblages express pristine conditions or if they are already the result of major human interventions, especially in the case of the Guanabara, Sepetiba, and Santos estuaries.


Southeastern Brazil Benthic assemblages Estuarine gradients 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo da Cunha Lana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ronaldo Christofoletti
    • 2
  • João Bosco Gusmão Jr
    • 3
  • Thayanne Lima Barros
    • 1
  • Daphne Spier
    • 1
  • Tânia Marcia Costa
    • 4
  • Abílio Soares Gomes
    • 5
  • Cinthya Simone Gomes dos Santos
    • 5
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Paraná, Centro de Estudos do MarParanáBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Instituto do MarSantosBrazil
  3. 3.Universidad Católica del Norte, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Departamento de Biología Marina, Millennium Nucleus for Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Islands (ESMOI)CoquimboChile
  4. 4.Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências, Campus do Litoral PaulistaSão VicenteBrazil
  5. 5.Universidade Federal Fluminense, Departamento de Biologia Marinha, Campus do ValonguinhoNiteróiBrazil

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