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I have a degree in Marine Biology and Fisheries at University of Algarve, Portugal, with a
Master degree in Marine Resources and Coastal Management from University of Cabo
Verde and Algarve. I am currently a Ph.D. student at the DO*MAR program from the Campus
do Mar International Campus of Excellence, University of Vigo, Spain with strait
collaboration to LECAR. I am at present moment full Professor at University of Cabo Verde,
department of marine science. I focused my actual research on biodiversity knowledge of
the reef fish fauna of Cabo Verde Islands and I have contributed in studies on the
environment assessment and marine resources of coastal areas around the archipelago,
and I followed my PhD with interdisciplinary topics of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of
reef fish from Cabo Verde.

Publications
Soares F, Freitas R, Soares J, Leitão, F, Cristo M. 2012. Feeding ecology and morphometric
relationships of white seabream, Diplodus sargus lineatus (Sparidae), endemic species of
Cape Verde. Cybium, 36(3): 461-472.

Wirtz P, Brito A, Falcón JM, Freitas R, Fricke R, Monteiro V, Reiner F, Tariche O. 2013. The
coastal fishes of the Cape Verde Islands – new records and an annotated check-list.
Spixiana, 36(1): 113-142.

Freitas R, Luiz OJ, Silva PN, Floeter SR, Bernardi G, Ferreira CEL. 2014. The occurrence of
Sparisoma frondosum (Teleostei: Labridae) in the Cape Verde Archipelago, with a summary
of expatriated Brazilian endemic reef fishes. Marine Biodiversity, 44(2): 173-179.

Freitas R. 2014. The coastal ichthyofauna of the Cape Verde Islands: a summary and
remarks on endemism. Zoologia Caboverdiana, 5(1): 1-13.

email: rui.freitas@docente.unicv.edu.cv | my citations