About The Author

Fernando Fernandes Mendonça is a biologist with Master's and Doctorate in Biological Sciences at the Institute of Biosciences of Botucatu - UNESP. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Marine Sciences Institute - Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP. He has experience in animal genetics with an emphasis on evolution, molecular ecology and conservation. His main works aim at the evaluation of population genetic structures in marine species and the development and application of molecular markers for the monitoring of the capture and commercialization of fishing resources.

DNA Barcoding Against Misleading Identifications Of Endangered Species In Developing Countries

The ability to correctly identify specimens to their corresponding species is of the utmost of importance to biodiversity conservation efforts. For traded species, morphological identification in the field can be challenging due to the caught individuals’ physic integrity or even the natural high similarity among closely related species. During fisheries procedures, the captured individuals’ heads,