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Rita Castilho

Professor auxiliar
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Docentes Universitário
CT em Funções Públicas por tempo indeterminado
I have a long-time interest in marine evolutionary biology in the field of population genetics, seascape genetics and phylogeography. My research aims to understand the spatial and time diversification patterns of organisms and their shared biogeographic histories using a variety of computational approaches and data types. I primarily focus on marine fish species, but I am interested in addressing evolutionary questions across the animal tree of life, including terrestrial, vertebrate and invertebrate species. My research is principally question-driven, instead of model-driven and I am interested primarily in understanding evolutionary principles. Therefore I am not confined to a particular type of organism, habitat or region.


1998 - 2020. Arbitragem científica em revista. Molecular Ecology (1365-294X). Wiley (Blackwell Publishing).
2020. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Phylogeographic pattern of the poisonous fish Scorpaena maderensis: a tale on genetic connectivity and insights into venom diversity. International Meeting of the Portuguese Society of Genetics. Sociedade Portuguesa de Genética (Faro, Portugal).
2020. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Phylogeographic pattern of the poisonous fish Scorpaena maderensis – evaluating the relationship between genetic connectivity and venom diversity. iMarCo (Marine connectivity) Annual conference. Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).
2019. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Lessons learned from marine phylogeography.. CIBIO Spring Seminars. CIBIO, Universidade dos Açores (Ponta Delgada, Portugal).
2018. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Biodiversity assessment: new tools for a better future. Our Atlantic Ocean for Growth and Well-Being. European Commission (Mindelo, Cabo Verde).
2018. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Great expectations: the present and future of seascape genetics.. VII Congress of the Iberian Society for Ichthyology. Iberian Society for Ichthyology (Faro, Portugal).
2018. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Genética e genómica de pequenos pelágicos: para que serve?. Primeiro Congresso de Biologia Marinha para países de expressão portuguesa. Universidade do Algarve / CCMAR (Faro, Portugal).
2017. Apresentação oral de trabalho. A hotspot for marine speciation: the Cape Verde Islands.. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists (Portland, Estados Unidos).
2017. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Expected benefits of population genomics of European anchovies. Workshop on Marine Genomics Applied to Fisheries Management. Foresight Euromarine Workshop (Faro, Portugal).
2017. Apresentação oral de trabalho. State-of-the-art of the sardine stock delimitation. Workshop on Atlantic Sardine (WKSAR). ICES (Lisbon, Portugal).
2012. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Reconstructing a recent, climate-assisted colonization of an oceanic archipelago by a coastal fish. ICES ASC 2012. ICES (Bergen, Noruega).
2012. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Unravelling the population structure of the onion-eye grenadier (Macrourus berglax) between the Azores and northwest Norway. 6th World Fisheries Congress. University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Reino Unido).
2011. Apresentação oral de trabalho. A framework for marine phylogeography: are we there yet?. Workshop on Biogeography and Phylogeography of Atlantic Fish. ISPA (Lisboa, Portugal).
2011. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Northern refugia and recent expansion in the North Sea: the case of the wrasse Symphodus melops (Linanaeus, 1758). VII Encontro Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva. Associação Nacional de Biologia Evolutiva (Combra, Portugal).
2010. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Population genetic structure of the long-nosed velvet dogfish, Centroselachus crepidater, in the north Atlantic. Meeting of the European Elasmobranch Association. University of Galway (Galway, Irlanda).
2010 - Presente. Arbitragem científica em revista. Conservation Genetics (1572-9737). Springer-Verlag.
2010 - Presente. Arbitragem científica em revista. Deep Sea Research (0146-6291). Elsevier .
2010 - Presente. Arbitragem científica em revista. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science (1096-0015). Elsevier .
2010 - Presente. Arbitragem científica em revista. Fisheries Research (0165-7836). Elsevier .
2008. Apresentação oral de trabalho. The quest for the slug: Preliminary molecular phylogeny of the genus Geomalacus (Gastropoda: Arionidae). . 5th Congress of the Malacological European Societies. Universidade dos Açores (Ponta Delgada, Portugal).
2008. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Revisitando a filogeografia da Salamandra-de-fogo (Salamandra salamandra) em Portugal.. III Encontro Nacional de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas. Universidade do Algarve (Faro, Portugal).
2007. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Replaying the tape: replicated biogeographic patterns in Cape Verde Conus. World Congress of Molluscs. University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Bélgica).
2007 - Presente. Curso / Disciplina lecionado. Evolution. Biologia (Licenciatura). Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia.
2007 - Presente. Curso / Disciplina lecionado. Evolution. Biologia Marinha e Pescas (Licenciatura). Universidade do Algarve.
2006. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Evolución en islas: el modelo de Conus en Cabo Verde. XVI Seminario de Genética de Poblaciones y Evolución. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (San Feliu de Guíxols, Espanha).
2005. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Two sympatric turtle species (Emys orbicularis, Mauremys leprosa), two phylogeographies - the same story?. IV International Symposium on Emys orbicularis. Universidade de Valencia (Valencia, Espanha).
2002. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Molecular markers used to understand Salamandra salamandra subspecies geographical distribution in southern Portugal. VII Congresso Luso-Espanhol de Herpetologia. Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia (Evora, Portugal).
2001. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Morphotype identification of stranded Azorean common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, by genetic analysis. . I Symposium “Island Ecosystems – a conservation and molecular approach”. Universidade da Madeira (Funchal, Portugal).
1998. Apresentação oral de trabalho. Microsatellite polymorphisms in wild populations of European seabass: preliminary results.. Genetics and breeding of Mediterranean aquaculture species. Centro Internacional de Altos Estudos Agronómicos Mediterrâneos, Zaragosa, Spain. (Zaragosa, Espanha).


2014 - Presente. The Canarian anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus): genetic approach to connectivity.. Investigador responsável. Centro de Ciências do Mar.
2021/01/31 - Presente. Untangling the impact of small-scale fisheries on sea turtles in Gulf of Guinea: Socio-economic, cultural and ecological implications of sea turtle consumptive use and conservation. Orientador. Universidade do Algarve.
2020 - 2024. Unifying Approaches to Marine Connectivity for improved Resource Management for the Seas.
2021/04 - 2024/03. GenClim. Biodiversity on the run: evolutionary and socioeconomic consequences of shifting distribution ranges in commercially exploited marine fishes..
2020/01/01 - 2022. HIPPOSAVE - Plano de ação para a recuperação das populações de cavalos marinhos da Ria Formosa, Mar2020. Investigador. Universidade do Algarve.
2021/04 - Presente. Spatial ecology and history of hawksbill and green sea turtles in the Eastern Atlantic using multiple methods: Implications for management and conservation. Orientador. Universidade do Algarve.
2020 - Presente. Temporal and spatial distribution of cetaceans in the Azores as a means to define migration and movement patterns and associated biotic and abiotic distributional driving factors.. Orientador.
2017 - 2018. Invasive genetics of the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus): recent anthropogenic introduction in Iberia., UID/Multi/04326/2016. Investigador responsável. Centro de Ciências do Mar.
2011 - 2014. Ecological niche modeling, cytogenetics and phylogeography of the genera Geomalacus and Letourneuxia (Gastropoda, Pulmonata) from the Iberian-Moroccan region, SFRH/BD/30024/2006. Orientador. Universidade do Algarve.
2009/01 - 2012/01. Portuguese Atlantic- and Mediterranean-type Rivers under the effects of climate changes: current and historical demography and comparative phylogeography of fishes as a tool for the conservation of critically endangered species. Investigador.
2009/01 - 2012/01. Phylogenetics, Biogeography and the Evolution of Behavior and Morphology of Blennioidei and Gobiesocoidei. Investigador.
2008/01 - 2010/01. DEECON –Unravelling population connectivity for sustainable fisheries in the Deep Sea. Investigador. Universidade do Algarve; Universidade dos Açores; Universitetet i Oslo; University College Dublin; Havforskningsinstituttet.
2008/01 - 2010/01. HERCULES - Gene flow across the pillars of Hercules: the role of North Africa in the postglacial recolonization of Europe. Investigador.
2005 - 2008. Study of the life history of the European conger eel (Conger conger) as revealed by DNA analysis and chemistry - elemental and isotopic composition - of fish otoliths. Investigador. Universidade do Algarve.
2000 - 2001. Fisheries & population structure of Scomber spp. in the Mediterranean and S. Iberian Atlantic waters. Investigador responsável. Universidade do Algarve.


Carvalho, Jessica; Lammers, Marc O.; Indeck, Katherine L.; Pack, Adam A.; Castilho, Rita. 2022. "Comparing the social signaling behavior of humpback whales in three group types on the Hawaiian breeding grounds using acoustic tags". Frontiers in Remote Sensing, 3.
Cunha, Regina L.; Costa, Adjany; Godinho, Filipa; Santos, Carmen; Castilho, Rita. 2022. "Hidden diversity of the olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) from Angola, West Africa". Conservation Genetics, 23 (2): 429-433.
Cunha, Regina L.; Faleh, Abderraouf Ben; Francisco, Sara; Šanda, Radek; Vukic, Jasna; Corona, Luana; Dia, Mamadou; et al. 2022. "Three mitochondrial lineages and no Atlantic-Mediterranean barrier for the bogue Boops boops across its widespread distribution". Scientific Reports, 12 (1).
Morrissey, Declan; Goodall, Jake; Castilho, Rita; Cameron, Tom C.; Taylor, Michelle L.. 2022. "Population genomics reveals a single semi-continuous population of a commercially exploited marine gastropod". Fisheries Research, 254.
Schiebelhut, Lauren M.; Giakoumis, Melina; Castilho, Rita; Duffin, Paige J.; Puritz, Jonathan B.; Wares, John P.; Wessel, Gary M.; Dawson, Michael N. 2022. "Minor Genetic Consequences of a Major Mass Mortality: Short-Term Effects in Pisaster ochraceus". The Biological Bulletin, 243 (3): 328-338.
Schiebelhut, Lauren M.; Giakoumis, Melina; Castilho, Rita; Garcia, Valentina E.; Wares, John P.; Wessel, Gary M.; Dawson, Michael N. 2022. "Is It in the Stars? Exploring the Relationships between Species’ Traits and Sea Star Wasting Disease". The Biological Bulletin, 243 (3): 315-327.
Gilbey, John; Carvalho, Gary; Castilho, Rita; Coscia, Ilaria; Coulson, Mark W.; Dahle, Geir; Derycke, Sofie; et al. 2021. "Life in a drop: Sampling environmental DNA for marine fishery management and ecosystem monitoring". Marine Policy, 124.
Robalo, Joana I.; Farias, Inês; Francisco, Sara M.; Avellaneda, Karen; Castilho, Rita; Figueiredo, Ivone. 2021. "Genetic population structure of the Blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo): contribution of mtDNA control region to fisheries management". Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 1-5.
Stacy, Rupert; Palma, Jorge; Correia, Miguel; Wilson, Anthony B.; Andrade, José Pedro; Castilho, Rita. 2021. "The paradox of retained genetic diversity of Hippocampus guttulatus in the face of demographic decline". Scientific Reports, 11 (1).
Robalo, Joana I.; Francisco, Sara M.; Vendrell, Catarina; Lima, Cristina S.; Pereira, Ana; Brunner, Benedikt P.; Dia, Mamadou; Gordo, Leonel; Castilho, Rita. 2020. "Against all odds: a tale of marine range expansion with maintenance of extremely high genetic diversity". Scientific Reports, 10 (1).
Cunha, Regina L.; Forsman, Zac H.; Belderok, Roy; Knapp, Ingrid S. S.; Castilho, Rita; Toonen, Robert J.. 2019. "Rare coral under the genomic microscope: timing and relationships among Hawaiian Montipora". BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19 (1).
Coscia, Ilaria; Castilho, Rita; Massa-Gallucci, Alexia; Sacchi, Carlotta; Cunha, Regina L.; Stefanni, Sergio; Helyar, Sarah J.; Knutsen, Halvor; Mariani, Stefano. 2018. "Genetic homogeneity in the deep-sea grenadier Macrourus berglax across the North Atlantic Ocean". Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 132: 60-67.
Jenkins, TL; Castilho, Rita; Stevens JR. 2018. "Meta-analysis of northeast Atlantic marine taxa shows contrasting phylogeographic patterns following post-LGM expansions". PeerJ.
Morim, Teófilo; Bigg, GR; Madeira, PM; Palma, Jorge; Duvernell, D; Gisbert, E; Cunha, RL; Castilho, Rita. 2018. "Invasive genetics of the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus): recent anthropogenic introduction in Iberia". PeerJ.
Batista, M.B.; Cunha, Regina L.; Castilho, Rita; Horta, PA. 2018. Sea lettuce systematics: lumping or splitting? .
Castilho, Rita. 2018. "What doesn´t kill you makes you stronger: a careful approach to the phylogeography of the venomous fish Scorpaena maderensis". Trabalho apresentado em IMMR'18 | International Meeting on Marine Research 2018, Peniche, Portugal, 5 Jul - 6 Jul, 2018., Peniche, Portugal.
Castilho, Rita. 2018. Sea lettuce systematics: lumping or splitting?.
Aurelle, Didier; Pivotto, Isabelle D.; Malfant, Marine; Topçu, Nur E.; Masmoudi, Mauatassem B.; Chaoui, Lamya; Kara, Hichem M.; et al. 2017. "Fuzzy species limits in Mediterranean gorgonians (Cnidaria, Octocorallia): inferences on speciation processes". Zoologica Scripta, 46 (6): 767-778.
Cunha RL; Assis JM; Madeira C; Seabra R; Lima FP; Lopes EP; Williams ST; Castilho R. 2017. "Drivers of Cape Verde archipelagic endemism in keyhole limpets.".
Castilho, Rita; Cunha, Regina L.; Faria, Claudia; Velasco, Eva M.; Robalo, Joana I.. 2017. "Asymmetrical dispersal and putative isolation-by-distance of an intertidal blenniid across the Atlantic-Mediterranean divide". Peerj, 5.
Madeira, PM; Chefaoui, RM; Cunha, RL; Moreira, F; Dias, S; Calado, G; Castilho, R. 2017. "High unexpected genetic diversity of a narrow endemic terrestrial mollusc". PEERJ.
Cunha, RL; Patrao, C; Castilho, R. 2017. "Different diversity-dependent declines in speciation rate unbalances species richness in terrestrial slugs". SCIENTIFIC REPORTS.
Kramp, Katja; Cizek, Oldrich; Madeira, Pedro M.; Ramos, Ana A.; Konvicka, Martin; Castilho, Rita; Schmitt, Thomas. 2016. " Genetic implications of phylogeographical patterns in the conservation of the boreal wetland butterfly Colias palaeno (Pieridae) ". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119 (4): 1068-10.
Castilho, Rita; Silva, Gonçalo. 2016. "The European anchovy, a genetically highly diverse species displays null within-sample haplotype diversity on a single study?". Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 1 (1): 60-61.
Junker, Marius; Zimmermann, Marie; Ramos, Ana A.; Gros, Patrick; Konvi¿?ka, Martin; Nève, Gabriel; Rákosy, László; et al. 2015. "Three in One—Multiple Faunal Elements within an Endangered European Butterfly Species". PLOS ONE, 10 (11): e0142282-e0.
Stefanni, S; Castilho, Rita; Sala-Bozano, M; Robalo, J I; Francisco, S M; Santos, R S; Marques, N; et al. 2015. "Establishment of a coastal fish in the Azores: recent colonisation or sudden expansion of an ancient relict population?". Heredity, 115 (6): 527-537.
Patrão, Cláudia; Assis, Jorge M.; Rufino, Marta; Silva, Gonçalo; Jordaens, Kurt; Backeljau, Thierry; Castilho, Rita. 2015. " Habitat suitability modelling of four terrestrial slug species in the Iberian Peninsula (Arionidae: Geomalacus species) ". Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81 (4): 427-434.
Lourenço, Carla R.; Nicastro, Katy R.; Serrão, Ester A.; Castilho, Rita; Zardi, Gerardo I.. 2015. " Behind the mask: cryptic genetic diversity of Mytilus galloprovincialis along southern European and northern African shores ". Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81 (3): 380-387.
Zardi, GI; Nicastro, KR; McQuaid, CD; Castilho, R; Costa, J; Serrao, EA; Pearson, GA. 2015. "Intraspecific genetic lineages of a marine mussel show behavioural divergence and spatial segregation over a tropical/subtropical biogeographic transition". BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY.
Cunha, Regina L.; Lima, Fernando P.; Tenorio, Manuel J.; Ramos, Ana A.; Castilho, Rita; Williams, Suzanne T.. 2014. "Evolution at a Different Pace: Distinctive Phylogenetic Patterns of Cone Snails from Two Ancient Oceanic Archipelagos". Systematic Biology, 63 (6): 971-987.
Silva, G.; Lima, F. P.; Martel, P.; Castilho, R.. 2014. "Thermal adaptation and clinal mitochondrial DNA variation of European anchovy". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281 (1792): 20141093-20.
Silva, Gonçalo; Horne, John B.; Castilho, Rita; Maggs, Christine. 2014. "Anchovies go north and west without losing diversity: post-glacial range expansions in a small pelagic fish". Journal of Biogeography, 41 (6): 1171-11.
Robalo, Joana I.; Crespo, Ana M.; Castilho, Rita; Francisco, Sara M.; Amorim, Maria C. P.; Almada, Vítor C.. 2013. "Are local extinctions and recolonizations continuing at the colder limits of marine fish distributions? Halobatrachus didactylus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), a possible candidate". Marine Biology, 160 (9): 2461-24.
Prévot, Vanya; Jordaens, Kurt; Van Houtte, Natalie; Sonet, Gontran; Janssens, Kenny; Castilho, Rita; Backeljau, Thierry. 2013. "Taxonomic and population genetic re-interpretation of two color morphs of the decollate snail, Rumina decollata (Mollusca, Pulmonata) in southern France". Genetica, 141 (7-9): 281-292.
Patrão, Cláudia; Sousa, Joana Teixeira de; Jordaens, Kurt; Backeljau, Thierry; Castilho, Rita; Leitão, Alexandra. 2013. " Geomalacus and Letourneuxia (Mollusca, Pulmonata): A Cytogenetic Assessment ". Malacologia, 56 (1 & 2): 333-338.
Correia, A. T.; Ramos, A. A.; Barros, F.; Silva, G.; Hamer, P.; Morais, P.; Cunha, R. L.; Castilho, R.. 2012. "Population structure and connectivity of the European conger eel (Conger conger) across the north-eastern Atlantic and western Mediterranean: Integrating molecular and otolith elemental approaches". Marine Biology, 159 (7): 1509-1525.
Cunha, R. L.; Coscia, I.; Madeira, C.; Mariani, S.; Stefanni, S.; Castilho, R.. 2012. "Ancient Divergence in the Trans-Oceanic Deep-Sea Shark Centroscymnus crepidater". PLoS ONE, 7 (11): e49196-e49196.
Robalo, Joana I.; Castilho, Rita; Francisco, Sara M.; Almada, Frederico; Knutsen, Halvor; Jorde, Per E.; Pereira, Ana M.; Almada, Vitor C.. 2012. " Northern refugia and recent expansion in the North Sea: the case of the wrasse Symphodus melops (Linnaeus, 1758) ". Ecology and Evolution, 2 (1): 153-164.
Almada, VC; Almada, F; Francisco, SM; Castilho, R; Robalo, JI; Almada, V. C.; Almada, F.; et al. 2012. "Unexpected High Genetic Diversity at the Extreme Northern Geographic Limit of Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen, 1786)". PLOS ONE, 7 (8): e44404-e44404.
Cunha, R. L.; Lopes, E. P.; Reis, D. M.; Castilho, R.. 2011. "Genetic structure of Brachidontes puniceus populations in Cape Verde archipelago shows signature of expansion during the last glacial maximum". Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77 (2): 175-181.
Reis, Davide M.; Cunha, Regina L.; Patrão, Cláudia; Rebelo, Rui; Castilho, Rita. 2011. "Salamandra salamandra (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae) in Portugal: not all black and yellow". Genetica, 139 (9): 1095-11.
Reis, DM; Cunha, RL; Patrao, C; Rebelo, R; Castilho, R. 2011. Erratum to Salamandra salamandra (Amphibia: Caudata: Salamandridae) in Portugal: Not all black and yellow (Genetica, 10.1007/s10709-011-9609-6).
Francisco, SM; Castilho, Rita; Soares, M; Congiu, L; Brito, A; Vieira, MN; Almada, VC. 2009. "Phylogeography and demographic history of Atherina presbyter (Pisces: Atherinidae) in the North-eastern Atlantic based on mitochondrial DNA ". Marine Biology, 156 (7): 1421-1432.
Ramos, A. A.; Marques, A. R.; Rodrigues, M.; Henriques, N.; Baumgartner, A.; Castilho, R.; Brenig, B.; Varela, J. C.. 2009. "Molecular and functional characterization of a cDNA encoding 4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate reductase from Dunaliella salina". Journal of Plant Physiology, 166 (9): 968-977.
Robalo, J.I.; Sousa-Santos, C.; Cabral, H.; Castilho, R.; Almada, V.C.; Robalo, J. I.; Almada, V. C.. 2009. "Genetic evidence fails to discriminate between Macroramphosus gracilis Lowe 1839 and Macroramphosus scolopax Linnaeus 1758 in Portuguese waters". Marine Biology, 156 (8): 1733-1737.
Barata, M; Harris, DJ; Castilho, Rita. 2008. "Variation within North African Natrix maura (Serpentes: Colubridae) inferred from mtDNA sequences: comparative phylogeography of Magrehbian reptiles". African Zoology, 43 (1): 1-7.
Maggs, CA; Castilho, Rita; Foltz, D; Henzler, C; Jolly, MT; Kelly, J; Olsen, J; et al. 2008. "Evaluating signatures of glacial refugia for North Atlantic benthic marine taxa". Ecology, 89 (11): 108-122.
Francisco, S. M.; Congiu, L.; Stefanni, S.; Castilho, R.; Brito, A.; Ivanova, P. P.; Levy, A.; et al. 2008. "Phylogenetic relationships of the North-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean forms of Atherina (Pisces, Atherinidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48 (2): 782-788.
Barata, M; Harris, DJ; Castilho, R; Barata, M.; Harris, D. J.; Castilho, R.. 2008. "Comparative phylogeography of northwest African Natrix maura (Serpentes: Colubridae) inferred from mtDNA sequences". AFRICAN ZOOLOGY, 43 (1): 1-7.[1:cponan];2
Cunha, R.L.; Tenorio, M.J.; Afonso, C.; Castilho, R.; Zardoya, R.; Cunha, RL; Tenorio, MJ; et al. 2008. "Replaying the tape: Recurring biogeographical patterns in Cape Verde Conus after 12 million years". Molecular Ecology, 17 (3): 885-901.
Castilho, Rita; Freitas, M; Silva, G; Fernandez-Carvalho, J; Coelho, R. 2007. "Morphological and mitochondrial DNA divergence validates blackmouth, Galeus melastomus, and Atlantic sawtail catsharks, Galeus atlanticus, as separate species". Morphological and mitochondrial DNA divergence validates blackmouth, Galeus melastomus, and Atlantic sawtail catsharks, Galeus atlanticus, as separate species, 70 (Suppleme C): 346-358.
Cunha, RL; Tenório, MJ; Rüber, R; Afonso, C; Castilho, Rita; Zardoya, R. 2007. Replaying the tape: replicated biogeographic patterns in Cape Verde Conus. Em World Congress of Malacology.
Patarnello, T.; Volckaert, Famj; Castilho, R.. 2007. "Pillars of Hercules: is the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition a phylogeographical break?". Molecular Ecology, 16 (21): 4426-4444.
Fritz, U.; Barata, M.; Busack, S. D.; Fritzsch, G.; Castilho, R.. 2006. "Impact of mountain chains, sea straits and peripheral populations on genetic and taxonomic structure of a freshwater turtle, Mauremys leprosa (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae)". Zoologica Scripta, 35 (1): 97-108.
Martinez, P.; Gonzalez, E. G.; Castilho, R.; Zardoya, R.. 2006. "Genetic diversity and historical demography of Atlantic bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39 (2): 404-416.
Magoulas, A.; Castilho, R.; Caetano, S.; Marcato, S.; Patarnello, T.. 2006. "Mitochondrial DNA reveals a mosaic pattern of phylogeographical structure in Atlantic and Mediterranean populations of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39 (3): 734-746.
Castilho, R.; Ciftci, Y.. 2005. "Genetic differentiation between close eastern Mediterranean Dicentrarchus labrax (L.) populations". Journal of Fish Biology, 67 (6): 1746-1752.
Cunha, R. L.; Castilho, R.; Ruber, L.; Zardoya, R.; Cunha, RL; Castilho, R; Ruber, L; Zardoya, R. 2005. "Patterns of cladogenesis in the venomous marine gastropod genus Conus from the Cape Verde islands". Systematic Biology, 54 (4): 634-650.
Zardoya, R.; Castilho, R.; Grande, C.; Favre-Krey, L.; Caetano, S.; Marcato, S.; Krey, G.; Patarnello, T.. 2004. "Differential population structuring of two closely related fish species, the mackerel (Scomber scombrus) and the chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), in the Mediterranean Sea". Molecular Ecology, 13 (7): 1785-1798.
Geenen, S.; Jordaens, K.; Castilho, R.; Backeljau, T.. 2003. "Congruence between starch gel and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in detecting allozyme variation in pulmonate land slugs". Electrophoresis, 24 (4): 622-627.
Cunha, RL; Caetano, S; Castilho, Rita. 2002. Preliminary results on the genetic variability of the European chameleon (Chamaeleon chamaeleo) from Portugal. Em Phylogeography in Southern European Refugia: Evolutionary Perspectives on the Origins and Conservation of European Biodiversity.
Phillips, AJL; Fonseca, F; Povoa, V; Castilho, R; Nolasco, G; Phillips, A. J. L.; Fonseca, F.; et al. 2002. "A reassessment of the anamorphic fungus Fusicoccum luteum and description of its teleomorph Botryosphaeria lutea sp nov.". SYDOWIA, 54 (1): 59-77.
Ciftci, Y.; Castilho, R.; McAndrew, B.J.; Ciftci, Y; Castilho, Rita; McAndrew, BJ. 2002. "More polymorphic microsatellite markers in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.)". Molecular Ecology Notes, 2 (4): 575-576.
Da Silva, M; Castilho, Rita; Norberto, JM; Azevedo, JMN. 2001. Morphotype identification of stranded Azorean common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, by genetic analysis. Em 36th European Marine Biology Symposium.
Castilho, Rita; McAndrew, BJ. 1998. "Population structure of seabass in Portugal: evidence from allozymes". Journal of Fish Biology, 53 (5): 1038-10.
Castilho, R.; McAndrew, B.; Castilho, Rita; McAndrew, BJ. 1998. "Two polymorphic microsatellite markers in the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax (L.)". Animal Genetics, 29 (2): 151-152.
Volckaert, F; Alvarez, MC; Argenton, F; Bonhomme, F; Chatain, B; Colombo, L; Castilho, Rita; et al. "Has time come for the genetic management of sea bass?". Aquaculture Europe: Magazine of the European Aquaculture Society,, 01 de maio, 1997: 46-47.
Castilho, Rita; Dinis, MT; Erzini, K; Castilho, R.; Dinis, M.T.; Erzini, K.. 1993. "Age and growth of megrim, Lepidorhombus boscii, Risso of the portuguese continental coast". Fisheries research, 16 (16): 339-346.