Rui Freitas

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biólogo marinho - docente, assistente graduado
MSc (PhD student)

Email: rfreitas at uta.cv | ruipatriciof at yahoo.com
Skype: ruipatriciof | Phone: +238 991 8909

ISECMAR/UTA, CP 163 Mindelo
São Vicente – Cabo Verde
+238 232 1129 | isecmar at uta.cv


:: PhD Lab » UVigo: ADAM - Laboratorio de Adaptaciones de Animales marinos

Departamento de Ecología y Biología Animal, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain

"LITTORAL ICHTHYOFAUNA OF CABO VERDE ISLANDS: BIOGEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE"


Supervisors: Jesús S. Troncoso (University of Vigo, Spain) -
ADAM Lab; Carlos E. Ferreira (Fluminense Federal University, UFF Brazil) - LECAR Lab

Special Support: Alberto Brito, José Carlos Hernandez, Jesus Falcón (La Laguna University, Spain)




Thesis

Freitas, R., 2002. Contribuição para o Conhecimento da Biologia da Lagosta Verde Panulirus regius (De Brito Capello, 1864) de Cabo Verde. Relatório de estágio do Curso de bacharelato em Biologia Marinha e Pescas. Mindelo. DPTRA. Instituto Superior de Engenharia e Ciências do Mar. 35 (62) pp + anexos.

Freitas, R., 2005. “Fecundity of the spiny lobster Panulirus regius De Brito Capello, 1864 (Decapoda, Palinuridae) in the Northwest Islands of the Cabo Verde Archipelago (Central-East Atlantic)”. Relatório de estágio do Curso de licenciatura em Biologia Marinha e Pescas. Faro. FCMA. Universidade do Algarve. 23 pp.

Freitas, R., 2012. “Reef fish and benthic community structure of Santa Luzia marine reserve, Eastern Atlantic”. Dissertação de Mestrado em Recursos do Mar e Gestão Costeira. Mindelo. DECM. Universidade de Cabo Verde. 33 pp.


Book (chapter/edition contribution)

Brito, A., Freitas, R., Espino, F., Fernández-Gil, C., Boyra, A., González, J.A., 2013. Fishes (pp 32-73). In: Fernández-Gil, C. et al. 2013. Espécies marinhas de Cabo Verde (Biotecmar), 1º Ed. (full e-book); on

Vasconcelos, R., Freitas, R. & Hazevoet, C.J. (Eds). 2015. História Natural das Ilhas Desertas – Santa Luzia, Branco e Raso (Sociedade Caboverdiana de Zoologia), 1º Ed. 307 pp. of preface, introduction, and the chapters cover with abstracts

Reiner, F. & Freitas, R. 2022. Peixes da Zona Económica Exclusiva Caboverdiana. 3º Ed. 494 pp. and


Papers (peer-review journals)

Freitas, R. & M. Castro, 2005. Occurrence of Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) (Decapoda, Palinuridae) in the northwest islands of the Cape Verde Archipelago (Central-East Atlantic). Crustaceana, 78(10): 1191-1202. doi

Freitas, R., Medina, A., Correia, S. & M. Castro, 2007. Reproductive biology of spiny lobster Panulirus regius from the northwestern Cape Verde Islands. African Journal of Marine Science, 29(2): 201–208. doi

Monteiro, J., Almeida, C., Freitas, R., Delgado, A., Porteiro, F., Santos, R.S. 2008. Coral assemblages of Cabo Verde: preliminary assessment and description. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium: 1416-1419.

Martins, S., Freitas, R., Palma, L. & P. Beja. 2011. Diet of Breeding Ospreys in the Cape Verde Archipelago, Northwestern Africa. Journal of Raptor Research, 45(3): 244-251. doi

Soares, F., Freitas, R., Soares, J., Leitão, F. & M. Cristo. 2012. Feeding ecology and morphometric relationships of white seabream, Diplodus sargus lineatus (Sparidae), endemic species of Cape Verde. Cybium, 36(3): 461-472.

Wirtz, P., Brito, A., Falcón, J. M., Freitas, R., Fricke, R., Monteiro, V., Reiner, F. & Tariche, O. 2013. The coastal fishes of the Cape Verde Islands – new records and an annotated check-list. Spixiana, 36(1): 113-142.

Freitas, R., Luiz, O.J., Silva, P.N., Floeter, S.R., Bernardi, G. & Ferreira, C.E.L. 2014. The occurrence of Sparisoma frondosum (Teleostei: Labridae) in the Cape Verde Archipelago, with a summary of expatriated Brazilian endemic reef fishes. Marine Biodiversity, 44(2): 173-179. doi

Freitas, R. 2014. The coastal ichthyofauna of the Cape Verde Islands: a summary and remarks on endemism. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 5(1): 1-13.

Marco, A., da Graça, J., García-Cerdá, R., Abella, E. & R. Freitas. 2015. Patterns and intensity of ghost crab predation on loggerhead nests in an important loggerhead nesting population. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 468: 74-82. doi

Rodrigues, E., Freitas, R., Delgado, N. de C. & A. Soares-Gomes. 2016. Distribution patterns of the ghost crab Ocypode cursor on sandy beaches of a tropical island in the Cabo Verde archipelago, Eastern Central Atlantic. African Journal of Marine Science, 38(2): 181-188. doi

López, C., Freitas, R., Magileviciute, E., Ratão, S.S., Brehmer, P. & J.D. Reimer. 2018. Report of a Zoanthus Zone from the Cabo Verde Islands (Central Eastern Atlantic). Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences, 34(2): 409-413. doi

Freitas, R., Falcón, J.M., González, J.A., Burnett, K.A., Dureuil, M., Caruso, J.H., Hoving, H.J.T. & A. Brito. 2018. New and confirmed records of fishes from the Cabo Verde archipelago based on photographic and genetic data. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences, 35: 67-83.

Maggio, T., Allegra, A., Andaloro, F., Pedro Barreiros, J., Battaglia, P., Butler, C. M., Cuttitta, A., Miguel Rodrigues Fontes, J., Freitas, R., Gatt, M., Saadet Karakulak, F., Macias, D., Nicosia, A., Oxenford, H. A., Saber, S., Vasco Rodrigues, N., Yildiz, T. & M. Sinopoli. 2018. Historical separation and present-day structure of common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) populations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(1): 352. doi

Freitas, R. & P. Wirtz, 2019. First record of the Sculptured Mitten Lobster Parribacus antarcticus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Scyllaridae) from the Cabo Verde Islands (eastern Atlantic). Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences, 36: 15-18.

Freitas, R., Mendes, T.C., Almeida, C., Melo, M., Villaça, R.C., Noguchi, R., Floeter, S.R., Rangel, C.A. & C.E.L. Ferreira. 2019. Reef fish and benthic community structures of the Santa Luzia Marine Reserve in the Cabo Verde islands, eastern central Atlantic Ocean. African Journal of Marine Science, 41(2): 177-190. doi

Freitas, R., Monteiro, C., Rodrigues, I., Tavares, A., Monteiro, G., López, P., Martins, S., Ferreira, J., Lima, L., Tavares, J.P. & Luís Palma. 2019. Cabo Verde Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus on the brink: community perceptions, inferences and facts of an extreme population crash. Bird Conservation International: 1-19. doi

Freitas, R., Romeiras, M., Silva, L. et al. & Sérgio P. Ávila. 2019. Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach. Scientific Reports, 9: 15792. doi

Sancibrián, I., Freitas, R. & Hernández, J.C. 2019. Comparación de dos métodos de muestreo visual de peces de arrecifes coralinos en la bahía de Murdeira, Isla de Sal, Cabo Verde. Scientia Insularum, 2: 83–119. doi

Gaeta, J., Acevedo, I., López-Márquez, V., Freitas, R., Cruz, R., Maggioni, R., Herrera, R. & Annie Machordom. 2020. Genetic differentiation among Atlantic island populations of the brown spiny lobster Panulirus echinatus (Decapoda: Palinuridae). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(5): 1– 14. doi

Palma, L., Martins, S.T., Fortes, R., Rodrigues, I., Hernández-Montero, M. & Rui Freitas. 2020. Twenty years later: updating the status of the osprey Pandion haliaetus in the Cabo Verde Islands, West Africa. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 8(1): 01–08.

Pires, S., Vasconcelos, P., Freitas, R. & Jorge L. B. Neves. 2020. Cone snails on the North-Western Cabo Verde Islands: contribution to their ecology. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 8(3): 49–58.

Stenvers, V.I., Hauss, H., Osborn, K.J., Merten, V., Scheer, S., Robison, B.H., Freitas, R. & Henk-Jan Hoving. 2021. Distribution, associations and role in the biological carbon pump of Pyrosoma atlanticum (Tunicata, Thaliacea) off Cabo Verde, NE Atlantic. Scientific Reports, 11: 9231. doi

Lopes, E.P., Monteiro, V., Martins, A., Coelho, R., Freitas, R., Blancke, T. & Reinhold Hanel. 2021. Confirmed record of the roughear scad Decapterus tabl in the Cabo Verde Archipelago based on morphological and genetic data. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 9(1): 03–13.

Bosch, N. E., Wernberg, T., Langlois, T. J., Smale, D. A., Moore, P. J., Franco, J. N., Thiriet, P., Feunteun, E., Ribeiro, C., Neves, P., Freitas, R., Filbee-Dexter, K., Norderhaug, K. M., Garcıa, A., Otero-Ferrer, F., Espino, F., Haroun, R., Lazzari, N., & Fernando Tuya. 2021. Niche and neutral assembly mechanisms contribute to latitudinal diversity gradients in reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 48(11): 2683–2698. doi

Hoving, H.-J. T., & R. Freitas. 2021. Pelagic observations of the midwater scorpionfish Ectreposebastes imus (Setarchidae) suggests a role in trophic coupling between deep-sea habitats. Journal of Fish Biology, 1– 4. doi

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Parrotfish Sparisoma cretense, Tarrafal - Santiago / Cape Verde Is. » at 6 April 13, 9h30/10h00 in low tide condition. © Carlos CML Afonso (Camané).