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
  • 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
  • Peixoto, Luiz Antônio Wanderley, Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, de Santana, Carlos David, and Wosiacki, Wolmar Benjamin. 2013. "A New Species of the Electric Fish Genus Hypopygus (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae) from the Lower Amazon Basin, Brazil." Copeia 2013 (2):232–237. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-12-087

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