Manta Missions

Book

Ari, C. (2009). On the brain of cartilaginous fishes: Cerebralization, astroglial architecture and blood-brain barrier composition, Lambert Academic Publishing. 


Scientific Articles

Kálmán, M., Ari, C. (2002). Distribution of GFAP immunoreactive structures in the rhombencephalon of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) and its evolutionary implication; Journal of Experimental Zoology, 2002, 293: 395-406.


Gál, J., Vincze, Z., Jakab, C., Ari, C., Lefler, K.K. (2005). Multiplex shafted fibroma on the upper jaw of a sand-tiger shark (Carcharias (Odontaspis)taurus); Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 127:242-245.


Ari, C., Kálmán, M. (2008). Evolutionary changes of astroglia in Elasmobranchii comparing to Amniotes: a study based on three immunohistochemical markers (GFAP, S-100, and glutamine synthetase), Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 71:305-324.


Ari, C., Kálmán, M. (2008). Glial architecture of the ghost shark (Callorinchus millii, Holocephalii, Chondrichthyes) as revealed by different immunohistochemical markers, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Vol 310B, 6: 504 – 519.


Ari, C., Correia, J.P. (2008). Role of sensory cues on the food searching behaviour of a captive Manta birostris (Myliobatiformes, Mobulidae), Zoo Biology Vol 27, 4: 294 – 304.


Ari, C. (2011). Encephalization and brain organization of mobulid rays (Myliobatiformes, Elasmobranchii) with ecological perspectives, The Open Anatomy Journal 3:1-13.


Kitchen-Wheeler, A-M., Ari, C., Edwards, A.J. (2012) Population estimates of Alfred mantas (Manta alfredi) in central Maldives atolls: North Male, Ari and Baa, Environmental Biology of Fishes, 93:4, 557-575.


Kalman, M., Somiya, H., Lazarevic, L., Ari, C., Majorossy, K. (2013) Absence of post-lesion glial reactivity in elasmobranchs and turtles and its bearing on the evolution of astroglia, Journal of Experimental Zoology, doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22505.


Ari, C. (2014) Rapid coloration changes of manta rays (Mobulidae), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113: 180-193. doi: 10.1111/bij.12321


Ari, C. (2015) Long-term body pigmentation changes on a manta ray (Mobulidae), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 114: 406–414. doi: 10.1111/bij.12416


Ari, C., D`Agostino, D.P. (2016) Contingency checking and self-directed behaviors in giant manta rays: Do elasmobranchs have self-awareness? Journal of Ethology, 34:2, 167-174


Presented posters


Ari, C., Kálmán, M. (2001) Search for astroglia in the GFAP-free areas of the brains of cartilagineous and bony fishes applying immunohistochemical staining of glutamine syntethase and S-100 protein; Conference of the Hungarian Neurobiological Society, Szeged, Hungary


Kálmán, M., Ari, C. (2001) Comparative study of astroglial markers, GFAP, glutamine syntethase and S-100 in skate brain; 96. Versammlung in Münster, Germany


Ari, C., Kálmán, M. (2003) Supposed sexual dimorphism on the cerebellum of the ray Mobula japanica (order Myliobatiformes); Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the American Elasmobranch Society, Manaus, Brazil


Kálmán, M., Ari, C., Gould, R.M. (2003) Similar tendencies in the evolution of astroglia in elasmobranchs and amniotes. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the American Elasmobranch Society, Manaus, Brazil


Ari, C., Kálmán, M. (2003) Morphometrical studies on the cerebellum of a ray species (Mobula japanica) of the order Myliobatiformes- sexual dimorphism?; Conference of the Hungarian Neurobiological Society, Balatonfüred, Hungary


Ari, C., Stuber, I. (2004) Three-dimensional movements of captive Mobulids (Manta birostris and Mobula mobular); European Elasmobranch Society meeting, London, England


Ari, C., Kálmán, M., Correia, J.P., Stuber, I. (2004) Analysis of movements by computerised tridimensional video reconstruction; Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, USA


Ari, C., Correia, J.P. (2005) A study on the sensory and learning capabilities of a captive Manta birostris (Mobulidae); Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the American Elasmobranch Society Meeting, Tampa, USA


Kálmán, M., Ari, C. (2007) Evolutionary correlations of brain structure and glial architecture in Chondrichthyes: forebrain and hindbrain. 5th European Conference of Comparative Neurobiology, Paris, France


Ari, C. (2008) The brain of Mobula japanica (Myliobatiformes, Elasmobranchii) in gross morphological and ecological perspectives, Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and the American Elasmobranch Society Meeting, Montreal, Canada


Ari, C. (2012) Visual Abilities and Social Interaction of Manta Rays with the Largest Brain of Fishes and the Possible Underlying Neurological Structures, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Kona, HI, USA


Ari, C., D`Agostino, D.P. (2014) Contingency checking and self-directed behaviors in giant manta rays: do fish have self-awareness?, American Elasmobranch Society Meeting, Chattanooga, TN, USA


Presentations


Ari, C. (2013) Past, present and future of manta rays, Keynote talk at the Oceanography-2013 Conference, Manta Ray Symposium, Orlando, FL, USA


Ari, C. (2013) First evidence of long term and rapid coloration changes of giant Manta rays (genus Manta) with implications on reliability of photo identification techniques, Manta Ray Symposium, Orlando, FL, USA


Ari, C. (2013) Coloration changes of manta rays, Oceania Chondrichtyan Society Meeting, Brisbane, AU


Ari, C. (2013) Researching manta ray brains, TedXTampaBay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCfsweIsqdA


Ari, C. (2014) Rapid and long-term coloration changes of manta rays (genus: Manta), American Elasmobranch Society Meeting, Chattanooga, TN, USA


Ari, C. (2014) Rapid and long-term coloration changes of manta rays (genus: Manta), DEMA Show, Las Vegas, USA