Alejandro D'Anatro




Current position: 

Sección Evolución y Sistemática.
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.                                                           
Igua 4225, Esq. Mataojo. Piso 6, ala Norte.
Montevideo, 11400. Uruguay.

Tels.: (598) 2525 8618-23 ext. 143
Fax:   (598) 2525 8617

Publications   Academic interests



Bach. Degree in Biological Sciences (2002). Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

MSc. in Zoology (2006). PEDECIBA, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.

PhD. in Biological Sciences (2011). PEDECIBA, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay.


- D’Anatro, A. & Loureiro, M. (2005). “Geographic Variation in populations of Austrolebias luteoflamulatus Vaz-Ferreira, Soriano & Pulette, 1964 (Cyprinodontiformes, Rivulidae)”. Journal of Fish Biology 67:849-865.

- D’Anatro, A. & Lessa, E. P. (2006). “Geometric morphometric analysis of geographic variation in the Río Negro tuco-tuco, Ctenomys rionegrensis (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae). Mammalian Biology 71:288-298.

- Jiménez, S.; Domingo, A.; Marquez, A.; Abreu, M.; D'Anatro, A. & Pereira, A. (2009). Longline interactions with seabirds in the southwestern Atlantic, with a focus on White-capped Albatrosses. Emu 109:321–326.

- Gonzalez-Bergonzoni, I.; Teixeira-de Mello, F.; Vidal, N.; D’Anatro, A. & Masdeu, M. (2010). Diet and feeding strategy of juvenile Armado catfish (Pterodoras granulosus) in Lower Uruguay River, (Rio Negro, Uruguay). Boletín de la Sociedad Zoológica del Uruguay 19:42-46.

- D’Anatro, A. & D'Elía, G. (2011). Incongruent patterns of morphological, molecular, and karyotipic variation among populations of Ctenomys pearsoni Lessa and Langguth,1983 (Rodentia, Ctenomyidae). Mammalian Biology 76:36-40.

- D’Anatro, A.; Pereira, A. & Lessa, E. P. (2011). Genetic structure of Micropogonias furnieri Desmarest (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) along Uruguayan coasts: contrasting marine, estuarine, and lacustrine populations. Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:407-420.

- D’Anatro, A. & Lessa, E. P. (2011). Phenotypic and genetic variation in the white croaker Micropogonias furnieri Desmarest 1823 (Perciformes: Sciaenidae): testing the relative roles of genetic drift and natural selection on population divergence. Journal of Zoology 285:138-149.

- Gaucher, L.; Vidal, N.; D'Anatro, A. & Naya, D. E. (2012). Digestive flexibility during fasting in the characid fish Hyphessobrycon luetkenii. Journal of Morphology 273:49-56.

- Ituarte, R. B; D’Anatro, A.; Luppi, T. A.; Ribeiro, P. D; Spivak, E. D.; Iribarne, O. O. & Lessa E. P. (2012). Population structure of the SW Atlantic estuarine crab Neohelice granulata throughout its range: a genetic and morphometric study. Estuaries and Coasts 35:1249-1260.

- Mora, M. S., Cutrera. A. P.,  Lessa, E. P., Vassallo, A. I, D'Anatro, A. & Mapelli, F.J. (2013). Phylogeography and population genetic structure of the Talas’s tuco-tuco (Ctenomys talarum): integrating demographic and habitat histories. Journal of Mammalogy 94:459–476.

- D'Anatro, A., Naya, D. E.; Lessa, E. P. & Defeo, O. (2013). Contrasting patterns of morphological variation with dietary preferences in Micropogonias furnieri: insights from stable-isotope and digestive-trait analyses. Journal of Fish Biology 82:1641-1658.

Other publications:

- Loureiro, M.; D’Anatro, A.; Teixeira de Mello, F. & Cardozo, V. (2007). Austrolebias cinereus. In: IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

- D’Anatro, A.; Wlasiuk, G. & Lessa, E. P. (2011). Historia climática del Cuaternario tardío y estructura poblacional del tucu-tucu de Río Negro Ctenomys rionegrensis. In: El Holoceno en la zona costera del Uruguay; García-Rodríguez, F. (Ed.);157-174, 267 pp. (in spanish).


Academic interests:

My academic interests are focused mainly on the processes responsible of biological diversity at both, the intra- and inter-specific levels. In this sense, I consider that morphometrics and molecular tools are specially suited to study biodiversity.


Some interesting links:

Morphometrics at SUNY Stony Brook:
Phylogeny Programs:
Free Statistical Software:
The World of Jack London: