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130. Moles, J., Wagele, H., Cutignano, A., Fontana, A., Ballesteros, M., & Avila, C., 2018. Giant embryos and hatchlings of Antarctic nudibranchs (Mollusca : Gastropoda : Heterobranchia. Marine Biology, 164: 114.

129. Moles, J.; Avila, C.; Malaquías, M.A. 2018. Unmasking Antarctic cryptic lineages: novel evidence from philinoid snails (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea). Cladistics (2019): 1–27.


128. Laura Llorach-Pares, Alfons Nonell-Canals, Melchor Sánchez-Martínez, and Conxita Avila. Kororamides, convolutamines, and indole derivatives as possible tau and dual specificity kinases inhibitors for Alzheimer’s Disease. Marine Drugs 16: 386-418. doi:10.3390/md16100386

127. Núñez Pons, L., Avila, C., Romano, G., Verde, C., Giordano, D. 2018. UV-protective compounds in marine organisms from the Southern Ocean. Marine Drugs 16(9), 336-391;

126. Leiva, C.; Riesgo, A.; Avila, C.; Rouse, G.; Taboada, S. 2018. Population structure and phylogenetic relationships of a new shallow-water Antarctic phyllodocid annelid. Zoologica Scripta (2018): 1–13DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12313.

125. Solanki, H.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Calabro, K.; Kaur, N.; Avila, C.; Thomas, O.P. 2018. Suberitane sesterterpenoids from the Antarctic sponge Phorbas areolatus (Thiele, 1905). Tetrahedron Letters 59(36): 3353-3356 (and Cover Page)

124. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Figuerola, B.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Moles, J.; Martín, R.; Rull, J.; Gómez, A.; Avila, C. 2018. Macrobenthic patterns at the shallow marine waters in the caldera of the active volcano of Deception Island, Antarctica. Continental Shelf Research 157: 20-31.

123. Núñez-Pons, L.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Works, T.; Rameyer, R.; Moles, J.; Avila, C. 2018. Exploring the pathology of an epidermal disease affecting a circum-Antarctic sea starScientific Reports 8(1): 11353 (1-12).

122. Koutsouveli, V.; Taboada, S.; Moles, J.; Cristobo, J.; Ríos, P.; Bertran, A.; Solà, J.; Avila, C.;  Riesgo, A. 2018. Insights into the reproduction of some Antarctic dendroceratid, poecilosclerid, and haplosclerid demosponge. PLoS One13(2): e0192267.


121. Llorach-Parés, L.; Nonell-Canals, A.; Sánchez-Martínez, M.; Avila, C. 2017.Computer-Aided Drug Design Applied to Marine Drug Discovery: Meridianins as Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Agents. Marine Drugs 15(12): 366-395.

120. López-Del Río, A., Llorach-Parés, L., Perera-Lluna, A., Avila, C., Nonell-Canals, A., Sánchez-Martínez, M. 2017.Machine-Learning QSAR Model for Predicting Activity against Malaria Parasite’s Ion Pump PfATP4 and In SilicoBinding Assay Validation.Marine DrugsProceedings 1: 652.

119. Moles, J.; Avila, C.; Malaquias, M.A.E. 2017. Systematic revision of Antarctic Newnesiidae gastropods (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) with the description of a new genus and one bathyal species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 183(4): 763-775.

118. Sacristán-Soriano, O.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Vázquez, J.; Avila, C. 2017. Potential chemical defenses of Antarctic benthic organisms against marine bacteria. Polar Research 36(1):1390385.

117. Figuerola, B.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Núñez Pons, L.; Moles, J.; Sala-Comorera, L.; García-Aljaro, C.; Blanch, A.R.; Avila, C. 2017. Experimental evidence of chemical defence mechanisms in Antarctic bryozoans. Marine Environmental Research 129: 68-75.

116. Angulo-Preckler, C.; San Miguel, O.; García-Aljaro, C.; Avila, C. 2017. Antibacterial defenses and palatability of some shallow-water Antarctic sponges. Hydrobiologia 806(1): 123-138.

115. Moles, J.; Wägele, H.; Cutignano, A.; Fontana, A.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2017. Giant embryos and hatchlings of Antarctic nudibranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Marine Biology 164 (5): 114-126.

114. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Leiva, C.; Avila, C.; Taboada, S. 2017. Macroinvertebrate communities from the shallow soft-bottoms of Deception Island (Southern Ocean): a paradise for opportunists. Marine Environmental Research 127: 62-74.

113. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Tuya, F.; Avila, C. 2017. Abundance and size patterns of echinoderms in coastal soft-bottoms at Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Continental Shelf Research 137: 131-141.


112. Vila, M.; Costa, G.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Sarda, R.; Avila, C. 2016. Contrasting Views on Antarctic Tourism, ‘Last Chance Tourism’ or ‘Ambassadorship’ in The Last of the Wild. Journal of Cleaner Production 111 (B): 451-460.

111. Moles, J.; Wägele, H.; Uhl, G.; Avila, C. 2016. Bipolarity in sea slugs: a new species of Doridunculus (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Onchidoridoidea) from Antarctica. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17: 101-109.

110. Moles, J.; Wägele, H.; Schrödl, M.; Avila, C. 2016. A new Antarctic heterobranch clade is sister to all other Cephalaspidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Zoologica Scripta 46: 127-137.

109. Moles, J.; Wägele, H.; Ballesteros, M.; Pujals, Á.; Uhl, G.; Avila, C. 2016. The end of the cold loneliness: 3D comparison between Doto antarcticaand a new sympatric species of Doto(Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia). PLoS One 11 (7): e0157941.

108. Moles, J.; Wägele, H.; Cutignano, A.; Fontana, A.; Avila, C. 2016. Distribution of granuloside in the Antarctic nudibranch Charcotia granulosa (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Charcotiidae). Marine Biology 163 (3): 54-65.

107. Nuzzo, G.; Cutignano, A.; Moles, J.; Avila, C.; Fontana, A. 2016. Exiguapyrone and exiguaone, new polypropionates from the Mediterranean cephalaspidean mollusc Haminoea exigua. Tetrahedron Letters 57 (1): 71-74.

106.Camacho-Bolós, P.; Avila, C.; Gómez Garreta, A.; Rull Lluch, J.; García-Aljaro, C.; Angulo-Preckler, C. 2016. Actividad antimicrobiana de las macroalgas de la Antártida.Algas 52: 21-21.

105. Avila, C. 2016. Biological and chemical diversity in Antarctica: from new species to new natural products. Biodiversity 17 (1): 1-7.

104. Avila, C. 2016. Ecological and pharmacological activities of Antarctic marine natural products. Planta Medica 82 (09/10): 767-774.

103. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Genta-Jouve, G.; Mahajan, N.; de la Cruz, M.; de Pedro, N.; Reyes, F.; Iken, K.; Avila, C.; Thomas, O. 2016. Gersemiols A-C and Eunicellol A, Diterpenoids from the Arctic Soft Coral Gersemia fruticosa. Journal of Natural Products 79 (4): 1132-1136.


102. Taboada, S.; Bas, M.; Garriga, M.; Leiva, C.; Sardà, R.; Avila, C. 2015. Life after death: shallow-water polychaete communities associated to mammal bones in the Mediterraean Sea. Marine Ecology 37: 164-178.

101. Taboada, S.; Riesgo, A.; Bas, M.; Arnedo, M. A.; Cristobo, J.; Rouse, G. W.; Avila, C. 2015. Bone-eating worms spread: insights into shallow-water Osedax(Annelida, Siboglinidae) from Antarctic, Subantarctic, and Mediterranean waters. PLoS One 10 (11): e0140341.

100. Riesgo, A.; Taboada, S.; Sánchez-Vila, L.; Solà, J.; Bertrán, A.; Avila, C. 2015. Some like it fat: Comparative ultraestructure of the embryo in two demosponges of the Genus Mycale(Order Poecilosclerida) from Antarctica and the Caribbean. PLoS One 10 (3): e0118805.

99. Nuñez-Pons, L.; Nieto, R.M.; Avila, C.; Jiménez, C.; Rodríguez, J. 2015. Mass Spectrometry Detection of Minor New Meridianins from the Antarctic Colonial Ascidians Aplidium falklandicum and Aplidium meridianum. Journal of Mass Spectrometry 50 (1): 103-111.

98. Núñez-Pons, L.; Avila, C. 2015. Natural products mediating ecological interactions in Antarctic ecosystems: A mini-review of the known molecules. Natural Product Reports 32: 1114-1130.

97. Moles, J.; Figuerola, B.; Campanyà-Llovet, N.; Monleón-Getino, T.; Taboada, S.; Avila, C. 2015. Distribution patterns in Antarctic and Subantarctic echinoderms. Polar Biology 38 (6): 799-813.

96. Moles, J.; Avila, C.; Kim, I.H. 2015. Anthessius antarcticus n. sp. (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida: Anthessiidae) from Antarctic waters living in association with Charcotia granulosa (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Charcotiidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 35 (1): 97-104.

95. Moles, J.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Taboada, S.; Figuerola, S.; Cristobo, J.; Avila, C. 2015. Anti-predatory chemical defences in Antarctic benthic fauna. Marine Biology 162 (9): 1813-1821.

94. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Spurkland, T.; Avila, C.; Iken, K. 2015. Antimicrobial activity of selected benthic Arctic invertebrates. Polar Biology 38 (11): 1941-1948.

93. Angulo-Preckler, C.; Cid, C.; Oliva, F.; Avila, C. 2015. Antifouling activity in some benthic Antarctic invertebrates by in situexperiments at Deception Island, Antarctica. Marine Environmental Research 105: 30-38.

92. Riesgo, A.; Taboada, S.; Avila, C. 2015. Evolutionary patterns in Antarctic marine invertebrates: An update on molecular studies. Marine Genomics 2015 (23): 1-13.

91. Cutignano, A.; Moles, J.; Avila, C.; Fontana, A. 2015. Granuloside, A Unique Linear Homosesterterpene from the Antarctic Nudibranch Charcotia granulosa. Journal of Natural Products 78: 1761-1764.


90. Taboada, S.; Bas, M.; Avila, C. 2014. A new Parougia (Annelida, Dorvilleidae) associated to eutrophic marine habitats in Antarctica. Polar Biology 38: 517-527

89. Núñez-Pons, L.; Avila, C. 2014. Deterrent activities in the crude lipophilic fractions of Antarctic benthic organisms: chemical defenses towards keystone predators. Polar Research 33 (21624): 1-12.

88. Núñez-Pons, L.; Avila, C. 2014. Defensive Metabolites from Antarctic Invertebrates: Does Energetic Content Interfere with Feeding Repellence? Marine Drugs 12 (6): 3770-3791.

87. Moles, J.; Torrent, A.M.; Alcaraz, M.J.; Ruhí, R.; Avila, C. 2014. Anti-inflammatory activity in selected Antarctic benthic organisms. Frontiers in Marine Science (Nature Group) 1 (24): 1-5.

86. Figuerola, B.; Sala-Comorera, L.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Vázquez, J.; Montes, M.J.; García-Aljaro, C.; Mercade, E.; Blanch, A.R.; Avila, C. 2014. Antimicrobial activity of Antarctic bryozoans: an ecological perspective with potential for clinical applications. Marine Environmental Research 101: 52-59.

85. Figuerola, B.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Monleón-Getino, T.; Avila, C. 2014. Chemo-ecological interactions in Antarctic bryozoans. Polar Biology 37 (7): 1017-1030.

84. Figuerola, B.; Gordon, D.P.; Polonio, V.; Cristobo, J.; Avila, C. 2014. Cheilostome bryozoan diversity from the southwest Atlantic region: is Antarctica really isolated? Journal of Sea Research 85 (1): 1-17.

83. Carbone, M.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Ciavatta, M.L.; Kiss, R.; Mathieu, V.; Avila, C.; Gavagnin, M. 2014. Occurrence of a taurine derivative in an Antarctic glass sponge. Natural Product Communications 9 (4): 469-470.


82. Xavier, J.C.; Barbosa, A.; Agusti, S.; Alonso-Sáez, L.; Alvito, P.; Ameneiro, J.; Avila, C.; Baeta, A.; Canário, J.; Carmona, R.; Catry, P.; Ceia, F.; Clark, M.S.; Cristobo, F.J.; Cruz, B.; Duarte, C.M.; Figuerola, B.; Gili, J.M.; Gonçalves, A.R.; Gordillo, F.J.L.; Granadeiro, J.P.; Guerreiro, M.; Isla, E.; Jiménez, C.; López-González, P.J.; Lourenço, S.; Marques, J.C.; Moreira, E.; Mota, A.M.; Nogueira, M.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Covadonga-Orejas, V.; Paiva, H.; Palanques, A.; Gareth, A.; Pearson; Pedrós-Alió, C.; L. Peña Cantero, A.; Power, D.M.; Ramos, J. A.; Rossi, S.; Seco, J.; Sañe, E.; Serrão, E.A.; Taboada, S.; Tavares,S.; Teixidó, N.; Vaqué, D.; Valente, T.; Vázquez, E.; Vieira, R. P.; Viñegla, B. 2013. Polar marine biology science in Portugal and Spain: Recent advances and future perspectives. Journal of Sea Research 83 (10): 9-29.

81. Taboada, S.; Wiklund, H.; Glover, A.G.; Dahlgren, T.G.; Cristobo, J.; Avila, C. 2013. Two new Antarctic Ophryotrocha (Annelida: Dorvilleidae) described from shallow-water whale bones. Polar Biology 36: 1031-1045.

80. Taboada, S.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Avila, C. 2013. Feeding repellence of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic benthic invertebrates against the omnivorous sea star Odontaster validus. Polar Biology 36 (1): 13-25.

79. Taboada, S.; Junoy, J.; Andrade, S.; Giribet, G.; Cristobo, J.; Avila, C. 2013. On the identity of two Antarctic brooding nemerteans: redescription of Antarctonemertes valida(Bürger, 1893) and description of a new species in the genus Antarctonemertes Friedrich, 1955 (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea). Polar Biology 36: 1415-1430.

78. Silchenko, A.S.; Kalinovsky, A.I.; Avilov, S.A.; Andryjashchenko, P.V.; Dmitrenok, P.S.; Kalinin, V.I.; Taboada, S.; Avila, C. 2013. Triterpene glycosides from Antarctic sea cucumbers IV. Turquetoside A, a 3-O-methylquinovose containing disulfated tetraoside from the sea cucumber Staurocucumis turqueti(Vaney, 1906) (= Cucumaria spatha). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 51 (1): 45-49.

77. Núñez-Pons, L.; Carbone, M.; Vázquez, J.; Gavagnin, M.; Avila, C. 2013. Lipophilic Defenses From Alcyonium Soft Corals of Antarctica. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39 (5): 675-685.

76. Glover, A.G.; Wiklund, H.; Taboada, S.; Avila, C.; Cristobo, J.; Smith, C.R.; Kemp, K.M.; Jamieson, A.; Dahlgren, T.G. 2013. Bone-eating worms from the Antarctic: the contrasting fate of whale and wood remains on the Southern Ocean seafloor. Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1768): 1-10.

75. Figuerola, B.; Taboada, S.; Monleón-Getino, T.; Vázquez, J.; Avila, C. 2013. Cytotoxic activity of Antarctic benthic organisms against the common sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Oceanography: Open Access 1 (2): 3-9.

74. Figuerola, B.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Moles, J.; Avila, C. 2013. Feeding repellence in Antarctic bryozoans. Naturwissenschaften 100 (11): 1069-1081.

73. Figuerola, B.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2013. Description of a new species of Reteporella(Bryozoa: Phidoloporidae) from the Weddell Sea (Antarctica) and the possible functional morphology of aviculària. Acta Zoologica 94 (1): 66-73.


72. Taboada, S.; Doner, S.; Blake, J.A.; Avila, C. 2012. A new species of Cirratulus (Annelida: Polychaeta) described from a shallow-water whale bone in Antarctica. Zootaxa 3340: 59-68.

71. Núñez-Pons, L.; Rodríguez-Arias, M.; Gómez-Garreta, A.; Ribera, M.A.; Avila, C. 2012. Feeding deterrency in Antarctic marine organisms: bioassays with the omnivore lyssianasid amphipod Cheirimedon femoratus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 462: 163-174.

70. Núñez-Pons, L.; Carbone, M.; Vázquez, J.; Rodríguez, J.; Nieto, R.M.; Varela, M.M.; Gavagnin, M.; Avila, C. 2012. Natural Products from Antarctic Colonial Ascidians of the Genera Aplidium and Synoicum: Variability and Defensive Role. Marine Drugs 10: 1741-1764.

69. Núñez-Pons, L.; Carbone, M.; Paris, D.; Melck, D.; Ríos, P.; Cristobo, J.; Castelluccio, F.; Gavagnin, M.; Avila, C. 2012. Chemo-ecological studies on hexactinellid sponges from the Southern Ocean. Naturwissenschaften 99 (5): 353-368.

68. Nappo, M.; Berkov, S.; Massucco, C.; Di Maria, V.; Bastida, J.; Codina, C.; Avila, C.; Messina, P.; Zupo, V.; Zupo, S. 2012. Apoptotic activity of the marine diatom Cocconeis scutellum and eicosapentaenoic acid in BT20 cells. Pharmaceutical Biology 50 (4): 529-535.

67. Figuerola, B.; Monleón-Getino, T.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2012. Spatial patterns and diversity of bryozoan communities from the Southern Ocean: South Shedland Islands, Bouvet Island and Eastern Weddell Sea. Systematics and Biodiversity 10 (1): 109-123.

66. Cutignano, A.; Avila, C.; Rosica, A.; Romano, G.; Laratta, B.; Domènech, A.; Cimino, G.; Mollo, E.; Fontana, A. 2012. Biosynthesis and Cellular Localization of Functional Polyketides in the Gastropod Mollusc Scaphander lignarius. ChemBioChem (and Cover Page) 9 (13): 1759-1766.

65. Carbone, M.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Paone, M.; Castelluccio, F.; Avila, C.; Gavagnin, M. 2012. Rossinone-related meroterpenes from the Antarctic tunicate Aplidium fuegiense. Tetrahedron 68: 3541-3544.


64.Cutignano, A.; Zhang, W.; Avila, C.; Cimino, G.; Fontana, A. 2011. Intrapopulation variability in the terpene metabolism of the Antarctic opisthobranch mollusc Austrodoris kerguelenensis. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011: 5383-5389.

63. Ballesteros, M.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Vázquez, J.; Cristobo, F.J.; Taboada, S.; Figuerola, B.; Avila, C. 2011. Ecología química en el bentos antártico. Ecosistemas 20 (1): 54-68.

62. Antonov, A.S.; Avilov, S.A.; Kalinovsky, A.I.; Dmitrenok, P.S.; Kalinin, V.I.; Taboada, S.; Ballesteros, M.; Ávila, C. 2011. Triterpene glycosides from Antarctic sea cucumbers III. Structures of liouvillosides A(4) and A(5), two minor disulphated tetraosides containing 3-O-methylquinovose as terminal monosaccharide units from the sea cucumber Staurocucumis liouvillei(Vaney). Natural Product Research 25 (14): 1324-1333.


61. Taboada, S.; García-Fernández, L.F.; Bueno, S.; Vazquez, J.; Cuevas, C.; Avila, C. 2010. Antitumoral activity in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic organisms. Antarctic Science 22 (5): 494-507.

60. Núñez-Pons, L.; Forestieri, R.; Nieto, R.M.; Varela, M.; Nappo, M.; Rodríguez, J.; Jiménez, C.; Castelluccio, F.; Carbone, M.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Gavagnin, M.; Avila, C. 2010. Chemical defenses of tunicates of the genus Aplidium from the Weddell Sea (Antarctica). Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-010-0819-7 33 (10): 1319-1329.


59. Sarda, R.; Mora, J.; Ariza, E.; Avila, C.; Jimenez, J.A. 2009. Decadal shifts in beach user sand availability on the Costa Brava (Northwestern Mediterranean Coast). Tourism Management doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2008.05.011 30 (2): 158-168.

58. Nappo, M.; Berkov, S.; Codina, C.; Avila, C.; Messina, P.; Zupo, V.; Bastida, J. 2009. Metabolite profiling of the benthic diatom Cocconeis scutellum by GC-MS. Journal of Applied Phycology DOI 10.1007/s10811-008-9367-8 21 (3): 295-306.

57. López-Gresa, M.P.; Cabedo, N.; González-Mas, M.C.; Ciavatta, M.L.; Avila, C.; Primo, J. 2009. Terretonins E and F, Inhibitors of the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain from the Marine-Derived Fungus Aspergillus insuetus. Journal of Natural Products 72: 1348-1351.

56. Ioannou, E.; Nappo, M.; Avila, C.; Vagias, C.; Roussis, V. 2009. Metabolites from the Sea Hare Aplysia fasciata. Journal of Natural Products 72 (9):1716-1719.

55. Carbone, M.; Núñez Pons, L.; Castelluccio, F.; Avila, C.; Gavagnin, M. 2009. Illudalane Sesquiterpenoids of the Alcyopterosin Series from the Antarctic Marine Soft Coral Alcyonium grandis. Journal of Natural Products 72 (7): 1357-1360.

54. Antonov, A.S.; Avilov, S.A.; Kalinovsky, A.I.; Anastyuk, S.D.; Dmitrenok, P.S.; Kalinin, V.I.; Taboada, S.; Bosch, A.; Avila, C.; Stonik, V.A. 2009. Triterpene Glycosides from Antarctic Sea Cucumbers II. Structure of Achlioniceosides A1 (1), A2 (2), A3 (3), B1 (4) from the Sea Cucumber Achlionice violaecuspidata (=Rhipidothuria racowitzai). Journal of Natural Products 72 (1): 33-38.


53. Reyes, F.; Fernández, R.; Rodríguez, A.; Francesch, A.; Taboada, S.; Avila, C.; Cuevas, C. 2008. Aplicyanins A-F, new cytotoxic bromoindole derivatives from the marine tunicate Aplidium cyaneum. Tetrahedron 64 (22): 5119-5123.

52. Cutignano, A.; Avila, C.; Domenech-Coll, A.; D’Ippolito, G.; Cimino, G.; Fontana, A. 2008. First biosynthetic evidence on the phenyl-containing polyketides of the marine mollusc Scaphander lignariusOrganic Letters 10 (14): 2963-2966.

51. Avila, C.; Taboada, S.; Núñez-Pons, L. 2008. Antarctic marine chemical ecology: what’s next? Marine Ecology 29 (1): 1-71.

50. Ariza, E.; Sarda, R.; Jiménez, J.A.; Mora, J.; Avila, C. 2008. Beyond performance assessment measurements in the management of beaches. Coastal Management 36 (1): 47-66.

49. Antonov, A.S.; Avilov, S.A.; Kalinovsky, A.I.; Anastyuk, S.D., Dmitrenok, P.S.; Evtushenko, E.V.; Kalinin, V.I.; Smirnov, A.V.; Taboada, S.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C.; Stonik, V.A. 2008. Triterpene glycosides from Antarctic sea cucumbers I. Structure of liouvillosides A1, A2, A3, B1 and B2 from the sea cucumber Staurocucumis liouvillei: New procedure for separation of highly polar glycoside fractions and taxonomic revision.Journal of Natural Products 71 (10): 1677-1685.


48. Zupo, V.; Messina, P.; Buttino, I.; Sagi, A.; Avila, C.; Nappo, M.; Bastida, J.; Codina, C.; Zupo, S. 2007. Do benthic and planktonic diatoms produce equivalent effects in crustaceans? Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 40: 169-181.

47. Raniello, R.; Iannicelli, M.M.; Nappo, M.; Avila, C.; Zupo, V. 2007. Production of Cocconeis neothumensis (Bacillariophyceae) biomass in batch cultures and bioreactors for biotechnological applications: light and nutrient requirements. Journal of Applied Phycology 19 (4): 383-391.

46. Affeld, S.; Wägele, H.; Avila, C.; Kehraus, S.; König, G.M. 2007. Distribution of homarine in some Opisthobranchia (Gastropoda: Mollusca).Bonner zoologische Beiträge 55(2006) (3/4): 181-190.


45. Wagele, H.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2006. Defensive glandular structures in opisthobranch molluscs: from histology to ecology. Oceanography and Marine Biology 44: 197-276.

44. Grzymbowski, Y.; Avila, C.; Gavagnin, M.; Castelluccio, F.; Villani, G. 2006. Chemical defenses along the life cycle of sea slugs. Electronic Journal of Natural Substances 1 (Special Issue): 100.

43. Domenech, A.; Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M. 2006. Opisthobranch molluscs from the subtidal trawling grounds off Blanes (Girona, NE Spain). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 86: 383-389.

42. Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2006. A new Tritoniid species (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) from Bouvet Island. Polar Biology29: 128-136.

41. Avila, C.; Cuevas, C.; Taboada, S.; Kukurtcu, B. 2006. Preliminary results of bioactivity of Antarctic Marine Natural Products from the ECOQUIM-2 Project. Electronic Journal of Natural Substances 1 (Special Issue): 99.

40. Arntz, W.; Thatje, S.; Linse, K.; Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M.; Barnes, D.K.A; Cope, T.; Cristobo, F.J.; de Broyer, C; Gutt, J.; Isla, E.; Lopez-Gonzalez, P.; Montiel, A.; Munilla, T.; Ramos-Espla, A.A.; Raupach, M.; Rauschert, M.; Rodriguez, E.; Teixido, N. 2006. Missing link in the Southern Ocean: sampling the marine benthic fauna of remote Bouvet Island. Polar Biology 29: 83-96.


39. Sarda, R.; Avila, C.; Mora, J. 2005. A methodological approach to be used in ICZM processes: the case of the Catalan Coast (Catalonia, Spain). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 62: 427-439.

38. Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M.;Debenham, C. 2005. Chemical ecology of Antartic invertebrates. Berichte zur Polarforschung (Reports on Polar Research) En: “The Expedition Antarktis XXI/2 of RV Polarstern in 2003-2004” 503: 68-72.


37. Sarda, R.; Mora, J.; Avila, C. 2004. La gestión integrada de zonas costeras como instrumento dinamizador de la industria turística en la Costa Brava. ( Marcas Turísticas para la competitividad CD-ROM (XIII Simposio Internacional de Turismo y Ocio). Fira de Barcelona 1-27.

36. Avila, C.; Fontana, A.; Esposito, M.; Ciavatta, M.L.; Cimino, G. 2004. Fatty acids of Antarctic gastropods: distribution and comparison with Mediterranean species. Iberus 22 (2): 33-44.


35. Sarda, R.; Mora, J.;. Avila, C. 2003. Sostenibilidad y Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras. Documentos del VI Congreso Nacional de Medio Ambiente (CONAMA) CD-ROM 1-17.


34. Sarda, R.; Avila, C.; Paul, V.J. 2002. An association between a syllid polychaete, Haplosyllis basticola n. sp., and the sponge Ianthella basta. Micronesica34 (2): 165-175.

33. Iken, K.; Avila, C.; Fontana, A.; Gavagnin, M. 2002. Chemical ecology and origin of defensive compounds in the Antarctic nudibranch Austrodoris kerguelenensis(Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda). Marine Biology141: 101-109.

32. Domenech, A.; Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M. 2002. Spatial and temporal variability of the opisthobranch molluscs of Port Lligat Bay (Catalonia, NE Spain).Journal of Molluscan Studies 68: 29-37.


31. Avila, C.; Iken, K.; Fontana, A.; Cimino, G. 2000. Chemical ecology of the Antarctic nudibranch Bathydoris hodgsoni Eliot, 1907: defensive role and origin of its natural products. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology  252: 27-44.


30. Gavagnin, M.; de Napoli, A.; Cimino, G.; Iken, K.; Avila, C. ; Garcia, F. J. 1999. Absolute configuration of diterpenoid diacylglycerols from the Antarctic nudibranch Austrodoris kerguelenensis. Tetrahedron-Asymmetry 10: 2647-2650.

29. Avila, C.; Kelman, D.; Kashman, Y.; Benayahu, Y. 1999. An association between a dendronotid nudibranch (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia) and a soft coral (Octocorallia, Alcyonaria) from the Red Sea. Journal of Natural History33: 1433-1449.

28. Avila, C.; Iken, K.; Beyer, K. 1999. Chemical ecology of Opisthobranchs and related species. Berichte zur Polarforschung (Reports on Polar Research) En: “The Expedition Antarktis XV/3 (EASIZ II) of RV Polarstern in 1998” 301: 184-189.


27. Slattery, M..; Avila, C.; Starmer, J. ; Paul, V.J. 1998. A sequestered soft coral diterpene in the aeolid nudibranch Phyllodesmium guamensisJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 226: 33-49.

26. Iken, K.; Avila, C.; Ciavatta, M.L.; Fontana, A.; G. Cimino. 1998. Hodgsonal, a new drimane sesquiterpene from the mantle of the Antarctic nudibranch Bathydoris hodgsoniTetrahedron Letters 39: 5635-5638.

25. Avila, C.; Tyndale, E.; Kuzirian, A.M. 1998. Feeding behavior and growth of Hermissenda crassicornis (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) in the laboratory. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 31: 1-19.

24. Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M.; Slattery, M., Starmer, J.; Paul, V.J. 1998. Phyllodesmium guamensis (Nudibranchia: Aeolidoidea),a new species from Guam (Micronesia). Journal of Molluscan Studies 64: 147-160.

23. Avila, C. 1998. Competence and metamorphosis in the long-term planktotrophic larvae of the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis (Eschscholtz, 1831). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 231: 81-117.

22. Avila, C. 1998. Chemotaxis in the nudibranch Hermissenda crassicornis: Does ingestive conditioning influence its behavior in a Y-maze? Journal of Molluscan Studies 64: 215-222.


21. Avila, C.; Paul, V.J. 1997. Chemical ecology of the nudibranch Glossodoris pallida: Is the location of diet-derived metabolites important for defense?  Marine Ecology Progress Series 150: 171-180.

20. Avila, C.; Grenier,S.; Tamse, C.T.; Kuzirian, A.M. 1997. Biological factors affecting larval growth in the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis (Eschscholtz, 1831). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology218: 243-262.


19. Valdes, A.; Ortea, J.; Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M. 1996. Review of the genus Dendrodoris Ehrenberg, 1831 (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia) in the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Molluscan Studies 62: 1-31.

18. Avila, C.; Tamse, C.; Kuzirian, A.M. 1996. Induction of metamorphosis in Hermissenda crassicornis larvae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) by GABA, choline and serotonina.Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 29 (2): 127-141.

17. Avila, C.; Durfort, M. 1996. Histology of epithelia and mantle glands of selected species of Doridacean molluscs with chemical defensive strategies. Veliger39 (2):148-163.

16. Avila, C. 1996. The growth of Peltodoris atromaculata Bergh, 1880 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) in laboratory. Journal of Molluscan Studies 62: 151-157


15. Avila, C.; Kuzirian. A.M. 1995. Natural diets for Hermissenda crassicornis mariculture. Biological Bulletin 189: 237-238.

14. Avila, C. 1995. Natural products from Opisthobranch molluscs: a biological review. Oceanography and Marine Biology33: 487-559.


13. Tyndale, E.; Avila, C.; Kuzirian, A.M. 1994. Food detection and preferences of the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis: experiments in a Y-maze. Biological Bulletin187: 274-275.

12. Spinella, A.; Álvarez, L.A.; Avila, C.; Cimino, G. 1994. New acetoxy-ent-pallescensin-A sesquiterpenoids from the skin of the porostome nudibranch Doriopsilla areolata.Tetrahedron Letters35 (46):8665-8668.

11. Fontana, A.; Trivellone, E.; Mollo, E.; Cimino, G.; Avila, C.; Martínez, E.; Ortea, J. 1994. Further chemical studies of Mediterranean and Atlantic Hypselodoris nudibranchs: a new furanosesquiterpenoid from Hypselodoris webbi. Journal of Natural Products57 (4): 510-513.

10. Avila, C.; Arigue, A.; Tamse, C.T.; Kuzirian, A.M. 1994. Hermissenda crassicornis larvae metamorphose in laboratory in response to artificial and natural inducers. Biological Bulletin187: 252-253.


9. Martínez, E.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C.; Dantart, L.; Cimino, G. 1993. La familia Aglajidae (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) en la Península Ibérica. Iberus11 (1):15-29.

8. Fontana, A.; Avila, C.; Martínez, E.; Ortea, J.; Trivellone, E.; Cimino, G.1993. Defensive allomones in three Hypselodoris from the Cantabrian Sea. Journal of Chemical Ecology19 (2):339-356.

7. Ballesteros, M.; Turón, X.; Gómez, A.; Ribera, M.A.; Dantart, L.; Avila, C.; Palacin, C. 1993. Comunidades bentónicas marinas de sustrato duro de la Isla de Formentera (Baleares). Publ. Espec. Inst. Esp. Oceanogr. 11: 325-332.


6. Gavagnin, M.; Vardaro, R.R.; Avila, C.; Ortea, J.; Cimino, G. 1992. Ichthyotoxic diterpenoids from the Cantabrian nudibranch Chromodoris luteorosea. Journal of Natural Products55 (3): 368-371.

5. Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M.; Ortea, J.A. 1992. Una nueva especie de Doriopsilla Bergh, 1880 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) del Archipiélago de Cabo Verde. Historia Animalium1: 23-31.

4. Avila, C. 1992. A preliminary catalogue of natural substances of opistobranch molluscs from Western Mediterranean and near Atlantic. Scientia Marina 56 (4): 373-382.


3. Avila, C.; Cimino, G.; Fontana, A.; Gavagnin, M.; Ortea, J.; Trivellone, E. 1991. Defensive strategy of two Hypselodoris nudibranchs from Italian and Spanish coasts. Journal of Chemical Ecology 17 (3): 625-636

2. Avila, C.; Cimino, G.; Crispino, A.; Spinella, A. 1991. Drimane sesquiterpenoids in Mediterranean Dendrodoris nudibranchs: Anatomical distibution and biological role. Experientia 47: 306-310.


1. Avila, C.; Ballesteros, M.; Cimino, G.; Crispino, A.; Gavagnin, M.; Sodano, G. 1990. Biosynthetic origin and anatomical distribution of the main secondary metabolites in the nudibranch mollusc Doris verrucosa. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 97(B) (2): 363-368.


Capítols de Llibre


5. Avila, C.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Moles, J. 2018. From the tropics to the poles: chemical defensive strategies in sea slugs (Mollusca: Heterobranchia). In: M. Puglisi-Weening M; Becerro M (Eds.). “Chemical Ecology: The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products.” CRC Press. ISBN 9781482248807.

4. Figuerola, B.; Núñez-Pons, L.; Vázquez, J.; Taboada, S.; Cristobo, F.J.; Ballesteros, M.; Avila, C. 2012. Chemical interactions in Antarctic marine benthic ecosystems. In: A. Cruzado (ed.). “Marine Ecosystems. Chapter 5.” InTech, Open Access. pp. 105 -126. (CROACIA). ISBN: 979-953-307-430-5.

3. Avila, C. 2006. Molluscan Natural Products as biological models: chemical ecology, histology and laboratory culture. In: Cimino, G. & Gavagnin, M., eds. “Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology. Subseries Marine Molecular Biotechnology(Muller, W.E.G., ed.).Vol. 2: Molluscs”. Springer Verlag. pp. 1-23. Berlin-Heidelberg (ALEMANIA). ISBN:3-540-30879-2.

2. Sarda, R.; Mora, J.; Avila, C. 2005. Tourism development in the Costa Brava (Girona, Spain): How Integrated Coastal Zone Management may rejuvenate its lifecycle. In: Vermaat, J.E., Bouwer, L.M., Salomons, W., Turner, R.K. (eds.): “Managing European coasts: past, present and future”. EDF Science. Springer-Verlag. pp. 291-314. Berlin (ALEMANIA). ISBN: 3-540-23454-3.

1. Sarda, R.; Avila, C.; Sola, M.; Mora, J.; Taboada, S. 2003. The use of new tools to Integrate Tourism into sustainable management of coastal areas. In: Heip, C., Hummel, H. and P. van Avesta, Eds.“Biodiversity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems: patterns and processes”. Ed. NIOO-CEME. pp. 68-70.