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

Principal investigator for the project "Diversity and evolution of Gymnotiformes"

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

 

Publications
  • Peixoto, Luiz A. W., Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo, Menezes, Naercio A., de Santana, C. David, Triques, Mauro, and Datovo, Alessio. 2022. "Systematics of Neotropical electric knifefish Tembeassu (Gymnotiformes, Apteronotidae)." Systematics and Biodiversity, 20, (1) 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2022.2032460.
  • Bastos, Douglas A., Zuanon, Jansen, Rapp Py-Daniel, Lúcia, and de Santana, Carlos David. 2021. "Social predation in electric eels." Ecology and Evolution, 11, (3) 1088–1092. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7121.
  • de Santana, C. David, Parenti, Lynne R., Dillman, Casey B., Coddington, Jonathan A., Bastos, Douglas A., Baldwin, Carole C., Zuanon, Jansen, Torrente-Vilara, Gislene, Covain, Raphaël, Menezes, Naércio A., Datovo, Aléssio, Sado, T., and Miya, M. 2021. "The critical role of natural history museums in advancing eDNA for biodiversity studies: a case study with Amazonian fishes." Scientific Reports, 11, (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97128-3.
  • Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, Peixoto, Luiz Antônio Wanderley, Ochoa, Luz Eneida, Ohara, Willian Massaharu, de Santana, Carlos David, Menezes, Naércio Aquino, and Datovo, Aléssio. 2021. "A new species of Amazonian bluntnose knifefish Brachyhypopomus (Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with comments on its phylogenetic position." Systematics and Biodiversity, https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2021.1877844.
  • Peixoto, Luiz Antonio Wanderley, Datovo, Alessio, Menezes, Naercio Aquino, and de Santana, Carlos David. 2021. "A new species of sexually dimorphic and rheophilic ghost knifefish (Apteronotidae: Gymnotiformes) from the Amazon basin." Journal of fish biology, 98, (3) 803–816. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.14629.
  • Wanderley Peixoto, Luiz Antonio, Dutra, Guilherme Moreira, Datovo, Alessio, Menezes, Naercio Aquino, and de Santana, Carlos David. 2021. "The Description of a Rare and Critically Endangered Species of Ghost Knifefish from the Amazon Basin (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae)." Ichthyology and Herpetology, 109, (4) 1002–1009. https://doi.org/10.1643/i2020157.
  • Souza-Shibatta, Lenice, Ferreira, Dhiego G., Santos, Katia F., Galindo, Bruno A., Shibatta, Oscar A., Sofia, Silvia H., Giacomin, Renata M., Bastos, Douglas A., Mendes-Junior, Raimundo N. G., and de Santana, Carlos David. 2020. "Electric eels galore: microsatellite markers for population studies." Neotropical Ichthyology, 18, (4) 200081–200081. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-0224-2020-0081.
  • 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.
  • Peixoto, Luiz A. W., Datovo, Aléssio, Campos-da-Paz, Ricardo, de Santana, Carlos D., and Menezes, Naércio A. 2019. "Anatomical, taxonomic, and phylogenetic reappraisal of a poorly known ghost knifefish, Tembeassu marauna (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes), using X-ray microcomputed tomography." PloS One, 14, (11) Article 0225342. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225342.

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