Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

David de Santana

Research Associate
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
  • M.S. Universidade Católica de Pernambuco 
  • B.S. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Research Interests

Freshwater fish diversity across multiple hierarchical scales. My biodiversity research program is based on museum collections, laboratory, fieldwork, scientific outreach and education. 

Publications
Article
  • Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo and de Santana, Carlos David. 2019. "A New Species of the Electric Knifefish Gymnotus Linnaeus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from Northeastern Brazil." Copeia 107 (1):144–151. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-18-141
  • de Santana, C. David, Crampton, William G. R., Dillman, Casey B., Frederico, Renata G., Sabaj, Mark H., Covain, Raphaël, Ready, Jonathan, Zuanon, Jansen, de Oliveira, Renildo R., Mendes-Júnior, Raimundo N., Bastos, Douglas A., Teixeira, Tulio F., Mol, Jan, Ohara, Willian, Castro, Natália Castro e., Peixoto, Luiz A., Nagamachi, Cleusa, Sousa, Leandro, Montag, Luciano F. A., Ribeiro, Frank, Waddell, Joseph C., Piorsky, Nivaldo M., Vari, Richard P., and Wosiacki, Wolmar B. 2019. "Unexpected species diversity in electric eels with a description of the strongest living bioelectricity generator." Nature Communications 10 (1):Article 4000. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11690-z
  • Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, Wanderley Peixoto, Luiz Antonio, de Santana, Carlos David, and Wosiacki, Wolmar Benjamin. 2018. "A new species of Eigenmannia Jordan & Evermann (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from Rio Ventuari, Venezuela." Zootaxa 4422 (1):132–140. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4422.1.8
  • Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, de Santana, Carlos David, and Wolmar, Benjamin Wosiacki. 2017. "A New Species of the Glass Electric Knifefish Genus Eigenmannia Jordan and Evermann (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from Río Tuíra Basin, Panama." Copeia 105 (1):85–91. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-16-439
  • Ferraris, Jr,Carl J., de Santana, Carlos David, and Vari, Richard P. 2017. "Checklist of Gymnotiformes (Osteichthyes: Ostariophysi) and catalogue of primary types." Neotropical Ichthyology 15 (1):https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20160067
  • Crampton, William G. R., de Santana, Carlos D., Waddell, Joseph C., and Lovejoy, Nathan R. 2016. "A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical electric fish genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with descriptions of 15 new species." Neotropical Ichthyology 14 (4):https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-20150146
  • Crampton, William G. R., de Santana, Carlos David, Waddell, Joseph C., and Lovejoy, Nathan R. 2016. "Phylogenetic Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology of the Electric Fish Genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes)." Plos One 11 (10):1–66. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161680
  • Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, Jerep, Fernando C., Vari, Richard P., and de Santana, Carlos David. 2015. "The pseudotympanum in the Gymnotiformes (Teleostei, Ostariophysi, Otophysi): homology and evolution of a previously unexplored system in Neotropical electric fishes." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174 (1):114–129. https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12221
  • de Santana, Carlos David and Vari, Richard P. 2013. "Brown ghost electric fishes of the Apteronotus leptrorhynchus species-group (Ostariophysi, Gymnnotiformes); monophyly, major clades, and revision." Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168 (3):564–596. https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12022
  • de Santana, Carlos David, Vari, Richard P., and Wosiacki, Wolmar B. 2013. "The Untold Story of the Caudal Skeleton in the Electric Eel (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Electrophorus)." PLoS ONE 8 (7):e68719. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068719

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