Naercio Aquino Menezes

Pesquisador Sênior

Naercio Aquino Menezes


(55) (11) 2065-8144
Mailing address:
Avenida Nazaré, 481 Ipiranga
04263-000 São Paulo, SP, BRASIL


He has an undergraduate degree in Natural History from the Universidade de São Paulo (Bachelor’s Degree -1962) and a doctoral degree in Biology from Harvard University (1968). He is Habilitated (Livre-Docente) and a Full Professor at the Department of Zoology, Institute of Biosciences of the Universidade de São Paulo. He is currently a professor and senior researcher at the Universidade de São Paulo, performing his teaching and research activities at the Museu de Zoologia of USP. He has experience in Zoology with emphasis on Systematics, Biogeography, and Fish Evolution, working mainly on the following topics: systematics and biogeography of marine fish from the coasts of Brazil and Neotropical freshwater fish.

Line of research

  1. Systematics and Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fish and Marine Fish from the Brazilian Coast
  2. Systematics and biogeography of fish

Academic activities

Publicações selecionadas

MENEZES, N.A.; NIRCHIO, M; OLIVEIRA, C. & SICHA-RAMIREZ, R. 2015. Taxonomic review of the species of Mugil (Teleostei: Perciformes: Mugilidae) from the Atlantic South Caribbean and South America, with integration of morphological, cytogenetic and molecular data. Zootaxa, 3918: 1-38.RIBEIRO, A.C. & MENEZESN.A. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of the species and biogeography of the characid genus Oligosarcus  Günther, 1864 (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Characidae). Zootaxa, 3949 (1): 41-81

ARCILA, D.; VARI, R.P. & MENEZES, N.A. 2013. Revision of the neotropical genus Acrobrycon (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: characidae) with descriptrion of two new species. Copeia 1913: 604-611.

MARCENIUK A.P.; MENEZES, N.A. & BRITTO, M.R. 2012. Phylogenetic analysis of the family Ariidae (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes), with a hypothesis on the monophyly and relationships of the genera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London,165(3): 534–669.

MENEZES, N.A. &  S.H. WEITZMAN. 2009. Systematics of the Neotropical fish subfamily Glandulocaudinae (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Neotropical Ichthyology, 7(3): 295-370.

NOGUEIRA, C.M.; BUCKUP, P.A.;MENEZES, N.A.; OYAKAWA, O.T.; KASECKER, T.P.; RAMOS NETO, M.B. & SILVA, J.M.C.da. 2010. Restricted-range fishes and the conservation of Brazilian freshwaters. PLOS ONE, 5(6):1-10.

MENEZES, N.A.; RIBEIRO, A.C.;WEITZMAN, S.H.;TORRES, R.A. 2008. Biogeography of Glandulocaudinae (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae) revisited: phylogenetic patterns, historical geology and genetic connectivity. Zootaxa (Auckland), 1726: 33-48.

MENEZES, N.A.; WEITZMAN, S.H; OYAKAWA, O.T.; LIMA, F.C.T.; CASTRO, R.M.C.; M. WEITZMAN, 2007.PEIXES DE ÁGUA DOCE DA MATA ATLÃNTICA: lista preliminar das espécies e comentários sobre conservação de peixes de água doce neotropicais- São Paulo: Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo,  p. 1-407.

MARCENIUK, A.P.; MENEZES, N.A. 2007 Systematics of the family Ariidae (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes), with a redefinition of the genera. Zootaxa (Auckland), 1416: 1-126.

CARVALHO, M.R.; BOCKMANN, F.A.; AMORIM, D.S.; BRANDÃO, C.R.F.; VIVO, M.; FIGUEIREDO, J.L.; BRITSKI, H.A.; PINNA, M.C.; MENEZES, N.A. 2007. Taxonomic Impediment or Impediment to Taxonomy? A Commentary on Systematics and the Cybertaxonomic-Automation Paradigm. Evolutionary Biology 34:140-143.