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PROCLAMA:191205 Proclama de la Misión de Sabios 2019

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  • Quintanilla, E., T. Madurell, T. Wilke & J.A. Sánchez. (2019) Dynamic Interplay of ENSO Events and Local Hydrodynamic Parameters Drives Demography and Health Status of Gorgonian Sea Fan Populations on a Remote Tropical Eastern Pacific Island. Frontiers in Marine Science
  • Restrepo, D.A.; Saenz, E.; Jara-Muñoz, O.A.; Calixto-Botía, I.F.; Rodríguez-Suárez, S.; Zuleta, P.; Chavez, B.G.; Sánchez, J.A.; D’Auria, J.C. (2019) Erythroxylum in Focus: An Interdisciplinary Review of an Overlooked Genus. Molecules: 24, 3788.
  • Toro, S., Sánchez, J. A., & Forero-Shelton, M. (2019). The Masquerade Game: The Natural History of Marine Mimicry Adaptation Between Egg-cowries and Octocorals. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 33(2), 43–48.
  • Sánchez JA, Gonzalez-Zapata FL, Dueñas LF, et al (2019) Corals in the mesophotic zone (40-115 m) at the barrier reef complex from San Andrés Island (Southwestern Caribbean). Frontiers in Marine Science 6:. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00536
  • Ritschard EA, Guerrero-Kommritz J, Sanchez JA. 2019. First molecular approach to the octopus fauna from the southern Caribbean. PeerJ 7:e7300
  • Dueñas L, Cedeño-Posso C, Grajales A, Herrera S, Rodriguez E, Sánchez JA, Leon J, Puentes V (2019) First visual occurrence data for deep-sea cnidarians in the South-western Colombian Caribbean. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e33091.
  • Sánchez, J.A., Gómez-Corrales, M., Gutierrez-Cala, L., Vergara, D.C., Roa, P., González-Zapata, F.L., et al. (2019). Steady Decline of Corals and Other Benthic Organisms in the SeaFlower Biosphere Reserve (Southwestern Caribbean). Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.
  • Morín J, Venera-Pontón D, Driskell A, Sánchez JA, Lasker H, Collin R (2019) Reference DNA barcodes and other mitochondrial markers for identifying Caribbean Octocorals. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e30970.


  • Villegas-Plazas M, Wos-Oxley ML, Sanchez JA, Pieper DH, Thomas OP, Junca H (2018) Variations in Microbial Diversity and Metabolite Profiles of the Tropical Marine Sponge Xestospongia muta with Season and Depth. Microbial Ecology
  • Quintanilla E, Ramírez-Portilla C, Adu-Oppong B, Walljasper G, Glaeser SP, Wilke T, Muñoz AR, Sánchez JA (2018) Local confinement of disease-related microbiome facilitates recovery of gorgonian sea fans from necrotic-patch disease. Scientific Reports 8:14636
  • Gonzalez-Zapata F.L, Bongaerts P., Ramírez-Portilla C, Adu-Oppong B., Walljasper G., Reyes A. & J. A. Sanchez (2018) Holobiont diversity in a reef-building coral over its entire depth range in the mesophotic zone. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00029


  • Quattrini, A.M., Faircloth, B.C., Dueñas, L.F., Bridge, T.C., Brugler, M.R., Calixto‐Botía, I.F., DeLeo, D.M., Foret, S., Herrera, S., Lee, S.M. and Miller, D.J., 2017. Universal target‐enrichment baits for anthozoan (Cnidaria) phylogenomics: New approaches to long‐standing problems. Molecular ecology resources DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12736
  • de Souza, J.N., Nunes, F.L., Zilberberg, C., Sánchez, J.A., Migotto, A.E., Hoeksema, B.W., Serrano, X.M., Baker, A.C. and Lindner, A., 2017. Contrasting patterns of connectivity among endemic and widespread fire coral species (Millepora spp.) in the tropical Southwestern Atlantic. Coral Reefs (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00338-017-1562-0


  • Sánchez J.A. (2016) Diversity and Evolution of octocoral animal forests at both sides of Tropical America Pp.1-33. In: Sergio Rossi, Lorenzo Bramanti, Andrea Gori & Covadonga Orejas (eds.), Marine Animal Forests,Springer Science. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5_39-1
  • Sánchez JA, Fuentes-Pardo AP, Ní Almhain Í, Ardila-Espitia NE, Cantera-Kintz J, Forero-Shelton M. (2016) The masquerade game: marine mimicry adaptation between egg-cowries and octocorals. PeerJ 4:e2051
  • Grajales A. & Sánchez J.A. (2016) Holobiont assemblages of dominant coral species (Symbiodiniumtypes and coral species) shape Caribbean reef community structure. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales40 (155): 300-311. DOI:
  • Dueñas, L.F., Tracey, D.M., Crawford, A.J., Wilke,T., Alderslade, P. & J. A Sánchez (2016) “The Antarctic Circumpolar Current as a diversification trigger for deep-sea octocorals“. BMC evolutionary biology 16(1):1-17 doi:10.​1186/​s12862-015-0574-z


  • Velásquez, J. & J. A Sánchez (2015). Octocoral Species Assembly and Coexistence in Caribbean Coral Reefs. PloS One 10(7): e0129609 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129609 PRESS
  • Gómez, C. E., Paul, V. J., Ritson-Williams, M., Muehllehner, N., Langdon, C. & J. A. Sánchez (2015) Responses of the tropical gorgonian coral Eunicea fusca to ocean acidification conditions. Coral Reefs 34(2):451-460 doi:10.1007/s00338-014-1241-3  PRESS
  • Cáceres, S. M & J. A. Sánchez (2015) Growth strategies of an abundant reef-building coral in the southern Caribbean (Undaria tenuifolia). Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 39 (152):348-357.


  • Morales-Pinzón A., Orkisz M., Rodríguez-Useche C.M., J.S. Torres, S. Teillaud, Sánchez J.A & M. Hernández-Hoyos (2014) A Semi-Automatic Method to Extract Canal Pathways in 3D Micro-CT Images of Octocorals. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085557
  • Dueñas, L.F., Alderslade P. & J. A. Sánchez (2014) Molecular systematics of the deep-sea bamboo corals (Octocorallia: Isididae: Keratoisidinae) from New Zealand with descriptions of two new species of Keratoisis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74:15 28. PRESS


  • López-Angarita, J., Moreno-Sánchez, R, Maldonado, J. & J.A. Sánchez (2013) Evaluating linked social-ecological systems in Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/conl.12063

  • Sánchez J.A. (2013) Remarkable specialization in Eastern Pacific sea fan ectoparasites (Neosimnia). Coral Reefs DOI:10.1007/s00338-013-1049-6

  • Foster NL, Baums IB, Sánchez J.A., Paris CB, Chollett I, Agudelo CL, Vermeij MJA & P Mumby (2013) Hurricane-Driven Patterns of Clonality in an Ecosystem Engineer: The Caribbean Coral Montastraea annularis. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53283. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053283

  • Barrero-Canosa J., L. Dueñas & J.A. Sánchez (2013) Isolation of Potential Fungal Pathogens in gorgonian corals at the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Coral Reefs 32:35-41.  DOI: 10.1007/s00338-012-0972-2


  • Ardila, N.E., G. Giribet & J.A. Sánchez (2012) A time-calibrated molecular phylogeny of the precious corals: reconciling discrepancies in the taxonomic classification and insights into their evolutionary history. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:246 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-246

  • Herrera, S, Shank, T. & J.A. Sánchez (2012) Spatial and temporal patterns of genetic variation in the widespread antitropical deep-sea coral Paragorgia arborea. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.12074 PRESS

  • Escobar D., Sven Zea & J.A. Sánchez. (2012) Phylogenetic relationships among the Caribbean members of the Cliona viridis complex (Porifera, Demospongiae,Hadromerida) using nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 64: 271–284

  • Mendez J. A., J. A. Usme-Ciro, C. Domingo, G. J. Rey, J. A. Sánchez, A. Tenorio & J. C Gallego-Gomez (2012) Phylogenetic reconstruction of dengue virus type 2 in Colombia. Virology Journal 9:64 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-9-64

  • Foster, N. L.,  C. B. Paris, J. T. Kool I. B. Baums, J. R. Stevens, J. A. Sánchez, C. Bastidas, C. Agudelo, P. Bush, O. Day, R. Ferrari, P. Gonzalez, S. Gore, R. Guppy, M. McCartney, C. McCoy, J. Mendes, A. Srinivasan, S. Steiner, M. J. A. Vermeij, E. Weil, P. J. Mumby (2012) Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecology 21: 1143-1157. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05455.x


    Sánchez J.A. & S. Madriñán (eds) (2012) Biodiversidad, conservación y desarrollo. Ediciones UniAndes, Bogotá, 468pp. ISBN: 978-958-695-717-5

    Sánchez J.A & J. López-Angarita (eds). 2012. Perspectivas en la Ecología de Arrecifes Coralinos. Universidad de los Andes, Colección Ciclo Básico, Ediciones UniAndes. Bogotá, 348 pp. ISBN 978-958-695-825-7


  • Sánchez J. A., C. E. Gómez, D. Escobar & L.F. Dueñas (2011) Diversidad, abundancia, y amenazas de los octocorales de isla Malpelo, Pacífico Oriental Tropical, Colombia. Revista de Investigaciones Marinas & Costeras 40: 139-154.

  • Kenkel CD, Aglyamova G, Alamaru A, Bhagooli R, Capper R, Cunning JR, deVillers A, Haslun JA, Hédouin L, Keshavmurthy S, Kuehl KA, Mahmoud H, McGinty ES, Montoya-Maya PH, Palmer CV, Pantile R, Sánchez JA, Schils T, Silverstein RN, Squiers LB, Tang PC, Goulet TL and Matz MV (2011) Development of Gene Expression Markers of Acute Heat-Light Stress in Reef-Building Corals of the Genus Porites . PLoS ONE 6(10): e26914.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026914

  • Castro-Sanguino, C. & J. A. Sánchez (2011) Dispersal of Symbiodinium by the stoplight parrotfish Sparisoma viride. Biology Letters. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0836

  • Velásquez, J., López-Angarita, J. & J.A. Sánchez (2011) Benthic foraminifera as indicators of ecosystem resilience in protected and non-protected coral reefs of the Southern Caribbean. Biodiversity & Conservation. doi: 10.1007/s10531-011-0152-7


  • Eakin CM, Morgan JA, Heron SF, Smith TB, Liu G, et al. (JA Sánchez) (2010) Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013969

  • Cadena N-.J. & J.A. Sánchez (2010) Colony growth in the harvested octocoral Pseudopterogorgia acerosa in a Caribbean coral reef. Marine Ecology 31: 566–573 DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2010.00397.x

  • Mendez JA, Usme-Ciro JA, Domingo C, Rey GJ, Sanchez JA, Tenorio A, Gallego-Gomez JC. 2010. Phylogenetic history demonstrates two different lineages of dengue type 1 virus in Colombia. Virology Journal, 7:226. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-7-226 OPEN ACCESS

  • Mcfadden C. S., J.A. Sánchez & S.C. France (2010) Molecular Phylogenetic Insights into the Evolution of Octocorallia: A Review. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 1–22 doi:10.1093/icb/icq056

  • Etnoyer, P., H. Wirshing, & J.A. Sánchez (2010) Rapid assessment of octocoral diversity and habitat on Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles. PLoS ONE5(5): e10668. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010668

  • Sánchez J.A., S. Herrera, R. Navas-Camacho, A. Rodríguez-Ramírez, P.  Herron, V. Pizarro, A. R. Acosta, P. A. Castillo, P. Montoya & C.  Orozco.(2010) White plague-like coral disease in remote reefs of  the Western Caribbean. Revista de Biología Tropical 58: 145-154

  • Herrera, S., Baco-Taylor, A., Sánchez, J.A. (2010). Molecular systematics of the bubblegum coral genera (Paragorgiidae, Octocorallia) and description of a new deep-sea species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 123–135. DOI 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.12.007

  • Cadena,N. J., Rey, C., Hernandéz-Hoyos, M., Sánchez, J. D., Teillaud, S., Árdila. N & Sánchez, J.A. (2010). Linking local to global properties in branching modular networks: gorgonian coral colonies. Marine Biology 157: 1003-1010 DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1380-1


  • Dueñas, L. & J. A. Sánchez. (2009). Character Lability in Deep‐Sea Bamboo Corals (Octocorallia, Isididae, Keratoisidinae). Marine Ecology-Progress Series 397:11-27. OPEN ACCESS

  • Sánchez, J. A. (2009). Systematics of the candelabrum gorgonian corals (Eunicea Lamoroux; Plexauridae; Octocorallia; Cnidaria). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 237-263 ERRATA-PDF

  • Lasker H.R., M. L. Boller, J. Castanaro & Sánchez J.A. (2003) Modularity and determinate growth in a gorgonian coral. The Biological Bulletin 205: 319-330..

  • Dorado, D. & Sánchez J.A. (2009) Internal transcribed spacer 2 (its2) variation in the gorgonian coral Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata in Belize and Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 38: 173-179.

  • Camargo, C., Maldonado, J., Álvarado, E., Moreno-Sánchez, R., Mendoza, S. Manrique, N., Mogollón, A., Osorio, J., Grajales, A., Sánchez, J.A.(2009). Community involvement in management for mantaining coral reef resilience and biodiversity in southern Caribbean marine protected areas.Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 935-956.

  • Guiterrez-Rodriguez, C., Barbeitos, M. S., Sanchez, J. A., Lasker, H. R. (2009). Phylogeography and morphological variation of the branching octocoral Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 50: 1-15.





  • Collin, R., Díaz, M. C., Noremburg, J., Rocha, R. M., Sánchez, J. A., Schulze, A., Schwartz, M., Valdéz, A. (2005). Photographic identification guide to some common marine invertebrates of Bocas del Toro, Panamá. Caribbean Journal of Science. 41 (3): 70.

  • Opresko, D. M. & Sánchez, J. A. (2005). Caribbean shallow-water black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Anthipatharia). Caribbean Journal of Science. 41 (3): 492-507.

  • Sánchez, J. A. (2005). Systematics of the bubblegum corals (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Paragorgiidae) with description of new species from New Zealand and the Eastern Pacific. Zootaxa. 1014: 72.

  • Sánchez, J. A., Cadena, J., Grajales, A. Porto, I. (2005). Blanqueamiento coralino: causas, consecuencias, e hipótesis” Hipotesis. (5): 12.

  • Sánchez, J. A. and H. H. Wirshing. (2005). A Field Key to the Identification of Tropical Western Atlantic zooxanthelate Octocorals. (Octocorallia: Cnidaria). Caribbean Journal of Science. 41(3):508-522.

  • Sánchez, J. A. V. Pizarro, A. R. Acosta, P. A. Castillo, P. Herron, J. C. Martínez, P. Montoya, C. Orozco. (2005) Evaluating coral reef benthic communities in remote atolls (Quitasueño, Serrana, and Roncador Banks) to recommend marine-protected areas for the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Atoll Research Bulletin 531: 1-66.


  • Sánchez, J. A., Tracey, D., Neil, H., Marriot, P. (2004). Coral rings in the deep ocean: Using SEM to date New Zealand’s bamboo corals. Water and Atmosphere. 12 (4).

  • Sánchez J.A., M.F. Gil, L.H. Chasqui & E.M. Alvarado. 2004. Grazing dynamics on a Caribbean reef-building coral. Coral Reefs 23(4): 578-583. (DOI: 10.1007/s00338-004-0419-5)

  • Sánchez J.A., & S.D. Cairns. 2004. An unusual new gorgonian coral from the Aleutian Islands, North Pacific, Alaska. Zoologishe Mededelingen- Leiden 78: 265-274.



  • Friedlander A., Sladek-Nowlis J., Sanchez J. A., Appeldoorn R., Usseglio P., Mccormick C., Bejarano S., And Mitchell-Chui A. 2003. Designing Effective Marine Protected Areas in Old Providence and Santa Catalina Islands, San Andrés Archipelago, Colombia, Using Biological and Sociological Information. Conservation Biology 17(6): 1769-1784
  • Lasker H.R., M. L. Boller, J. Castanaro & Sánchez J.A. (2003) Modularity and determinate growth in a gorgonian coral. The Biological Bulletin 205: 319-330.


Doctoral thesis publications


  • Sánchez J. A., C. S. Mcfadden, S. C. France, & H. R. Lasker (2003) Molecular Phylogenetic analyses of shallow-water Caribbean octocorals. Marine Biology 142: 975-987. (DOI 10.1007/s00227-003-1018-7
  • Sánchez J.A., H.R.Lasker & D.J. Taylor (2003) Phylogenetic analyses among octocorals (Cnidaria) according to mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences (lsu-rRNA 16S, and ssu-rRNA 18S) support two convergent clades of branching gorgonians. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution. 29(1): 31-42. (DOI:10.1016/S1055-7903(03)00090-3)
  • Sánchez J.A., & H.R.Lasker. 2003. Do multi-branched colonial organisms exceed normal growth after partial mortality? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271 Suppl 3:S117-20 (DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0708)




  • Sánchez J.A., & H.R.Lasker (2003) Do multi-branched colonial organisms exceed normal growth after partial mortality? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271(Suppl 3): S117–S120 (DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2003.0708)


  • Sánchez J.A., W. Zeng, V. R. Coluci, C. Simpson & H. R. Lasker (2003) How similar are branching networks in nature? A view from the ocean: Caribbean gorgonian corals. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 222: 135-138. (DOI:10.1016/S0022-5193(03)00017-1)


  • Lasker H.R. & Sánchez J.A. (2002) Allometry and Astogeny of modular organisms. pp. 207-253. In: R.N. Hughes (ed.), Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates. Vol. XI. Progress in Asexual Reproduction. John Wiley, New York.




  • Garzon S. P., A. D. Rodriguez, J. A. Sanchez & Eduardo Ortega-Barria (2005) Sesquiterpenoid metabolites with antiplasmodial activity from a Caribbean gorgonian coral, Eunicea sp. Journal of Natural Products, 68, 1354-1359.


  • Ospina, C.A., Rodriguez, A.D., Sanchez, J.A., Ortega-Barria, E., Capson, T.L., And Mayer, A.M.S. (2005) Caucanolides a-f, unusual antiplasmodial constituents from a Colombian collection of the gorgonian coral Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata. Journal of Natural Products 68,(10): 1519 – 1526.


  • Wei, X., Rodriguez A.D., Bran P., Raptis R.G., Sánchez, J.A., E. Ortega-Barria & J. Gonzales. (2004) Antiplasmoidal cembradiene diterpenoids from a Southwestern Caribbean gorgonian octocoral of the genus Eunicea. Tetrahedron 60: 11813-11819.


  • Wei, X., Rodriguez A.D., Bran P., Raptis R.G., Sánchez, J.A., E. Ortega-Barria & J. Gonzales. (2004) Antiplasmoidal cembradiene diterpenoids from a Southwestern Caribbean gorgonian octocoral of the genus Eunicea. Tetrahedron 60: 11813-11819.


  • Rodriguez, I., Shi Y-P., Garcia O.J., Rodriguez A.D., Mayer A.M.S., Sánchez, J.A., E. Ortega-Barria & J. Gonzales (2004) New Pseudopterosin and seco-Pseudopterosin diterpene glycosides from two Colombian isolates of Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae and their diverse biological activities. Journal of Natural Products 67(10): 1672-1680.


  • Marrero J, Rodriguez Ad, Baran P, Raptis Rg, Sanchez J.A, Ortega-Barria E, Capson Tl. (2004) Bielschowskysin, a gorgonian-derived biologically active diterpene with an unprecedented carbon skeleton. Organic Letters 6(10):1661-4.


  • Shi, Y.-P.; Rodríguez, A.D; Barnes, C.L.; Sánchez, J.A.; Raptis, R.G.; Baran, P. (2002) New Terpenoid Constituents from Eunicea pinta. Journal of Natural Products 65 (9):1232-1241. (DOI: 10.1021/np0200820


  • Cobar, O., Rodríguez A.D., Padilla O.L. & J.A. Sánchez (1997) The Calyculaglycosides: Dilophol-type diterpene glycosides exhibiting antiinflammatory activity from the Caribbean gorgonian Eunicea sp. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 62 (21): 7183-7188.


Publications as masters student Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1996-1998) and undergraduate junior researcher Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano


  • Sánchez J.A. (2001) Systematics of the Southwestern Caribbean Muriceopsis Aurivillius (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) with description of a new species. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10, 160-180


  • Sánchez J.A. (1999) Black coral-octocoral distribution patterns on a deep-water reef, Imelda bank, Caribbean sea, Colombia. Bulletin of Marine Science. 65(1): 215-225.


  • Sánchez J.A., E.M. Alvarado, M.F. Gil, O. Arenas, H. Charry, L.H. Chasqui & R.P. Garcia (1999) Synchronous mass spawning of Montastraea annularis (Ellis & Solander) and M. faveolata (Ellis & Solander) (Faviidae: Scleractinia) at Rosario islands, Caribbean coast of Colombia. Bulletin of Marine Science. 65(3): 873-879.


  • Sánchez J.A., M.F. Gil, L.H. Chasqui & E.M. Alvarado (2004) Grazing dynamics on a Caribbean reef-building coral. Coral Reefs 23(4): 578-583. (DOI: 10.1007/s00338-004-0419-5)



  • Sánchez J.A., J.M. Diaz &. S. Zea (1998) Octocoral and black coral distribution patterns on the barrier reef-complex of Providencia island, Southwestern Caribbean. Caribbean Journal of Science. 34 (3-4): 250-264.


  • Sánchez J.A., S. Zea &. J.M. Diaz. (1997) Gorgonian communities of two contrasting environments from oceanic Caribbean atolls. Bulletin of Marine Science. 61(2): 61-72.


  • Diaz, J.M., Sánchez J.A. & J. Geister (1997) Development of Lagoonal reefs in oceanic complexes of the Southwestern Caribbean: geomorphology, structure and distribution. Proceedings of the VIII International Coral Reef Symposium, Panama 1: 779-784.


  • Diaz, J.M., Sánchez J.A., J. Garzon-Ferreira & S. Zea (1996) Morphology and marine habitats from two southwestern Caribbean atolls: Albuquerque and Courtown. Atoll Research Bulletin 435: 1-33.


  • Sánchez J.A. (1995) Benthic communities and geomorphology of the Tesoro Island reefs, Colombian Caribbean. Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín.24: 55-77.


  • Opresko D.M. & J.A. Sánchez (1997) A new species of antipatharian coral (Antipatharia: Cnidaria) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Caribbean Journal of Science 33 (1-2):75-81.


  • Diaz, J.M., Sánchez J.A.& G. Diaz (1996) Morfología y formaciones coralinas recientes de Isla Fuerte y Bajo Bushnell, plataforma continental del Caribe colombiano. Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras. 25: 87-105.


  • Sánchez J.A. & G.R. Navas (1994) Notes on the distribution, habitat and morphology of Stylaster roseus (Stylasterina: Hidrozoa) at the Colombian Caribbean. Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín 23: 193-197.


  • Sánchez J.A. (1994) Presencia de Stylatula diadema Bayer (Pennatulacea) y Carijoa riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti) (Telestacea) en el Caribe suroccidental, Colombia. Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín 23: 137-147.