Caio Pimentel

Caio Pimentel

Department of Oceanography and Ecology
&  California Academy of Sciences

Research interests

Oceanographer graduated at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) and MSc degree in Biological Oceanography at the São Paulo University (USP). Acts mainly in taxonomy and ecology of reef, intertidal and estuarine fishes. Current PhD student on Environmental Oceanography at UFES working on distribution of reef fishes and its relationship with environmental gradients.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Fish Biodiversity of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain, Southwestern Atlantic: An Updated Database | article
Pinheiro HT, Mazzei E, Moura RL, Amado-Filho GM, Carvalho-Filho A, Braga AC, Costa PAS, Ferreira BP, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Francini-Filho RB, Gasparini JL, Macieira RM, Martins AS, Olavo G, Pimentel CR, Rocha LA, Sazima I, Simon T, Teixeira JB, Xavier LB, Joyeux J-C (2015)
PLoS ONE 10:e0118180

Mesophotic ecosystems at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil (South-western Atlantic), reveal unique ichthyofauna and need for conservation | article
Pimentel CR, Rocha LA, Shepherd B, Phelps TAY, Joyeux J-C, Martins AS, Stein CE, Teixeira JB, Gasparini JL, Reis-Filho JA, Garla RC, Francini-Filho RB, Delfino SDT, Mello TJ, Giarrizzo T, Pinheiro HT (2020)
Neotrop Ichthyol

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
Photographs (of Caio Pimentel)

Research summary (from publications)